Quantcast

Should Pacman Jones Be in the NFL?

Sports 2012/06/19 20:00:00
You!
Add Photos & Videos
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was recently ordered to pay $11 million to two Las Vegas strip club employees, who were injured in a shooting by a gunman said to be affiliated with Jones back in 2007. One of the gentleman was wounded, while another suffered a much worse, life-altering fate: paralysis from the waist down. Jones was never formally charged with the shooting, but it always seemed as though the terrible events of that night was a result of his doing.

Jones' lawyers have responded to the jury's decision stating "good luck" collecting that money, as Jones doesn't get paid until the regular season is near. That being said, given Jones' track record for getting in trouble with the law, one wouldn't expect the judge to be in his favor for an appeal. This is the same Jones that was suspended a year at one point by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. It was almost as if he was the poster boy for why the NFL revamped and strengthened its player conduct policy.

While Jones was suspended, he once participated in professional wrestling, clearly going against his then-Tennessee Titans team's wishes. When the Titans cut him, the Dallas Cowboys decided to give him a chance. He then proceeded to underperform and get into an incident with security guards, who were hired to monitor him day and night. This recent verdict may not be for a new incident, but it does serve as a reminder of how one player made a powerhouse like the NFL look so bad numerous times. Commissioner Goodell gave “Pacman” another chance, but should he have banned Adam Jones for good when he had the chance?

Add a comment above

Top Opinion

  • Lanikai 2012/06/19 20:15:43
    No
    Lanikai
    +5
    Please bring back the days of professional athletes acting like role models rather then street thugs.

Sort By
  • Most Raves
  • Least Raves
  • Oldest
  • Newest
Opinions

  • Apollo Manjarrez 2012/06/25 03:34:32
    Yes
    Apollo Manjarrez
    Ummm..................... honestly i don't really care http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
  • Call me Mark willya? 2012/06/22 06:56:43
    No
    Call me Mark willya?
    He should be made an example of, I say fire them all and instead of watching football games we can send our money to hospitals and watch the news where they tell about how people are LIVING that would be dead because the research funding and the money to provide care for them is there!!! Yaaaaah!!! That little kid with cancer is gonna LIVE!!! WOOOOHOOOO!!! That guy with no face is gonna get reconstructive surgery so he can try to live a normal life!!! Alllright!!! They're close to discovering a cure for HIV!!! Sorry fevered dreams of a NON sports fan. Can you imagine betting on which kids will live longer? Oh Bobby! that bloody cough is gonna put you closer to the end than David...
  • Mike 2012/06/20 22:22:37
    Yes
    Mike
    +2
    would we get fired from our jobs ? absolutely
  • BigKwell 2012/06/20 18:00:16
    No
    BigKwell
    +1
    He might be an idiot... but he deserves to make a living.
  • Lanikai BigKwell 2012/06/21 15:20:20
    Lanikai
    ONLY if he can follow the rules, which he obviously cannot.
  • overdog001 2012/06/20 16:22:57
    Yes
    overdog001
    +1
    Crap, sorry, I meant No.
  • FunkyMunky 2012/06/20 16:06:03
    No
    FunkyMunky
    +1
    He's a thug.
  • ..::localeye::.. 2012/06/20 15:36:34
    Yes
    ..::localeye::..
    +2
    He is an ass but there is ass in every line of work. His play on the field will put him out the NFL soon enough.
  • apachehellfire65 2012/06/20 15:27:07
    No
    apachehellfire65
    +1
    if what he is doing reflects poorly on his team or violates his contract then no!
  • jacktown kid 2012/06/20 15:26:03
    No
    jacktown kid
    +1
    But he needs to wake and smell the roses too
  • Bob 2012/06/20 15:16:03
    No
    Bob
    +1
    C'mon! It's like not prosecuting a legislator who is sending explicit pics to women or girls. It's ok they are somebody important.
  • keliffa 2012/06/20 14:38:24
    No
    keliffa
    I meant to hit yes. The guy is trouble but he has not done anything (yet) that should cause him to be banned from the NFL.
  • JP 2012/06/20 14:23:40
    No
    JP
    I don't think he was ever that good anyway.
  • S* 2012/06/20 14:13:09
    No
    S*
    Football is entertainment, if that is funding a wave of criminal behavior, it should be stopped. Football is a gladiator sport anyway, perhaps we should do away with it all together.
  • kgiexec S* 2012/06/20 15:24:55
    kgiexec
    +2
    Wow, a little shallow in my opinion. So if someone has a job and they do something criminal, you should do away with that source of employment all together? Just because you have no interest in sports doesn't mean its void of value. Since I don't enjoy opera or ballet, we should do away with that too since most of it is supported by taxpayers who the majority of which do not personally enjoy either? I'm not a fan of this guy but neither am I of that comment which reeks of naivete
  • S* kgiexec 2012/06/21 05:29:35 (edited)
    S*
    interesting post.
    "So if someone has a job and they do something criminal, you should do away with that source of employment all together?"
    Are we worried about Pacman, or the whole industry. As an industry it is paid for by advertizing, and I see that as entertainment. That is why it has a commissioner, and the rules change to reflect society's tastes. Therefore, we have the choice to decide if football is a net gain or loss for society.
    I love competitive sports, have been involved with them my entire life, but I would personally not want my children or grandchildren involved in American Football. It is more an eating disorder than a sport. In a game, there are only a couple of minutes of activities during the entire period. The chances of injury are great, the long term rewards few, you generally do not find 21 of your closest friends and play when you are an adult, which means it is a spectator game. It rewards aggression and cheap hits, and the focus is on hurting your opponent. Hit him as hard as you can. I know people like it, I used to follow it, and it is hard not to watch a Superbowl Game, but just because we have it does not make it good.
  • ..::loc... S* 2012/06/20 15:35:22
    ..::localeye::..
    Stick to watching reality TV...leave the gladiator sports to the adults.
  • S* ..::loc... 2012/06/21 05:29:55
    S*
    right. LOL.
  • ID51 2012/06/20 13:37:10
    No
    ID51
    +1
    Since he can't seem to straighten out, and honor those who give him second and third chances, by behaving properly, he should be in jail or some sort of daytime work release program so he can his victims - just not the NFL.
  • Brian 2012/06/20 13:33:02
    Yes
    Brian
    +2
    Why isn't he in jail, what are they waiting for, for him commit the inevitable murder these "pro" sports thugs always seem to be involved in.
  • Lanikai Brian 2012/06/21 15:23:34
    Lanikai
    +1
    Now, you and I both know that professional athletes, Hollyweird Celebs and politicians are NOT subject to the laws the rest of us are, and if they DARED try it, he would probably throw the card.
  • Brian Lanikai 2012/06/21 18:42:37
    Brian
    +1
    Ah Yes, yes, you are so correct, I had forgotten about the OTHER set of laws and standards that exist for sports stars, and the entire entertaimment industry.
  • Chris - The Rowdy One! #187 2012/06/20 12:40:06
  • Lanikai Chris -... 2012/06/21 15:23:43
    Lanikai
    +1
    I agree.
  • L Dub 2012/06/20 12:25:49
    No
    L Dub
    +2
    Seems like he's letting them know that he doesn't plan on changing----for any reason, not even his paycheck. They should cut their losses.
  • Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll 2012/06/20 12:19:43
    Yes
    Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll
    If he can play.
  • superangrymonkey 2012/06/20 11:39:50
    Yes
    superangrymonkey
    Its not like the Bengals ever win, am I right?
  • Chris -... superan... 2012/06/20 12:38:12
  • superan... Chris -... 2012/06/21 13:52:26
    superangrymonkey
    +1
    I'm trolling. :P
  • Josh Stephens 2012/06/20 11:10:50
    Yes
    Josh Stephens
    And I find it to be a failure of the system to force a man never charged with a crime to pay for another's actions simply because he is the one worth money. Jones is a douchebag and a loser, but he didn't shoot the people...
  • Bill 2012/06/20 11:06:45
    No
    Bill
    Answered this way for the simple fact that I could care less. I don't follow football, basket ball, base ball or hockey.
  • Anarchico Anthony 2012/06/20 10:30:18
    No
    Anarchico Anthony
    pacman
    Who?
  • ready46xwu 2012/06/20 10:19:10
    Yes
    ready46xwu
    he needs some time to 'adjust' his personality!
  • NYCbrit 2012/06/20 09:20:41
    Yes
    NYCbrit
    Michael Vicks is in the NFL....
  • ..::loc... NYCbrit 2012/06/20 15:39:31
    ..::localeye::..
    +1
    and Brett Myers is in MLB...there are low life's in all sports.
  • Lanikai NYCbrit 2012/06/21 15:25:31
    Lanikai
    And Vicks served his time, paid his fines, did ALL of his community service AND spends a large chunk of his free time teaching inner city youths that dog fighting is BAD.

    Vick did everything that PETA And the criminal justice system asked him to do, and CHANGED his behaviour. This clown has NOT.
  • CraigPLewis 2012/06/20 09:12:50
    Yes
    CraigPLewis
    There are soccer players in England, i.e. Joey Barton, who have broken the law and are playing now.
  • Don Leuty 2012/06/20 07:04:20
    Yes
    Don Leuty
    +2
    Athletes should not get a pass. Nobody is that good, anyway. This guy has blown the chance of a lifetime. Give someone else a shot. The next guy just might deserve it.
  • Wolfman 2012/06/20 06:43:14
    No
    Wolfman
    +3
    No convicted felon should be in the NFL.
  • Meako 2012/06/20 06:02:21
    Yes
    Meako
    +4
    I PUSHED no AND YES CAME UP.. UGHHH

See Votes by State

The map above displays the winning answer by region.

Entertainment

2014/09/18 05:51:22

Hot Questions on SodaHead
More Hot Questions

More Community More Originals