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Should Pacman Jones Be in the NFL?

Sports 2012/06/19 20:00:00
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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?

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  • 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.

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  • Your Favorite Nerd 2012/06/20 04:47:55
    No
    Your Favorite Nerd
    Some people have issues
  • Rebel [SHP] 2012/06/20 03:56:04
    No
    Rebel [SHP]
    +2
    Peace out Pacman....
  • Dick Nixon 2012/06/20 03:53:26
    No
    Dick Nixon
    +2
    Uhm a wide reciever of the Giants did two years in prison for shooting his self in the leg at a New York night club. Pac Man just keeps getting into trouble... Hes a bum...
  • prosperhappily 2012/06/20 03:48:51
    Yes
    prosperhappily
    +3
    Meant no.

    There will probably be another chance to ban him before too long.
  • joe mauro 2012/06/20 03:41:39
    Yes
    joe mauro
    +1
    casey anthony too
  • The_Infidel_Atheist 2012/06/20 03:38:38
    No
    The_Infidel_Atheist
    +2
    He's overrated.
  • boneman1 2012/06/20 02:04:11
    No
    boneman1
    +2
    His lack of production when he has played should be enough to keep him out of the league, but his actions should be enough for Goodell to guarantee he's not there.
  • Lanikai boneman1 2012/06/21 15:26:43
    Lanikai
    True, hot as heck in the college football world doesn't mean diddly squat when they hit the pro game.
  • kudabux 2012/06/20 01:38:32
    No
    kudabux
    +1
    Too many football players have had scrapes with the law, some very serious.
  • William... kudabux 2012/06/24 18:14:57
    William Waters
    Kudabux, you either need to find a job, or get outside and do some exercises......
    Do you just sit there waiting for someone to comment on something and then express yourself
    Why not instead of replying to someone elses comment, come up with one of your own!!!
    Like an original thought, or an original question....taking pot shots at everyone's responses shows me you are shallow and toxic......EZ4U2CME.......you want fries wiff dat??
  • kudabux William... 2012/06/24 19:15:29
  • im right ur wrong 2012/06/20 00:30:53
    Yes
    im right ur wrong
    +1
    his name is so cool.but he shouldnt be in the nfl.
  • Joey 2012/06/19 21:53:58
    No
    Joey
    +1
    And I don't see why he has to pay for the actions of someone else.. unless he told the other person to do what he did I don't see how they are trying to collect from Jones .
  • kudabux Joey 2012/06/20 01:39:38
    kudabux
    There is such a thing as complicit. They were probably together but the prosecutor couldn't tie him in
  • Of Thee I Sing... 2012/06/19 21:51:39
    Yes
    Of Thee I Sing...
    So he can now pay off his debts......
  • shotgun the 3rd 2012/06/19 21:50:30
    No
    shotgun the 3rd
    +2
    He looks like the guy that sells crack in my apt complex..
  • smitty 2012/06/19 21:33:29
    No
    smitty
    +1
    We sure do get the cream of the crop here in Bungledom.
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/19 20:22:40 (edited)
    Yes
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Sorry old age : Thats should be NO !!!

    He is a liability on any team.They could get sued because of his actions
  • wes 2012/06/19 20:22:33
    No
    wes
    +3
    Thug......let him stay in until he pays his debt or until he tanks his own team, personally, I'd fire him claiming a moral high ground..........
    and I will leave my comment there, unfinished....
  • 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.
  • ..::loc... Lanikai 2012/06/21 14:34:16
    ..::localeye::..
    When was that? Babe Ruth? Ty Cobb? Kobe Bryant? Wilt Chamberlain? I don't ever remember athletes being great role models.
  • carol 2012/06/19 18:13:19
    No
    carol
    +5
    No, no and no. Clean out the NFL.
  • William Waters 2012/06/19 16:22:13
    No
    William Waters
    +2
    They say if you give a man a long enough rope, he will hang himself.......He is a total wreck as a role model for kids, and seems to be Obama-ish in being above the law.
    I think him and OJ would make for a nice cell mates, so they could share their life stories
    and commizerate together.......Roger Goodell needs to punch him in his wallet, suspend him for half the season without pay, and one last chance to get it back together and then banish him from the NFL.... Otherwise, pro wrestling may be his next career move, before prison.......
  • kudabux William... 2012/06/20 01:41:23
    kudabux
    I agree with most of what you said, but your statement about Obama was uncalled for and showed your ignorance
  • William... kudabux 2012/06/24 18:08:55
    William Waters
    No, it was not showing my ignorance. Obozo was SUBPOENED by the Supreme Court in Atlanta as the State of Georgia was not going to allow his name on the ballot in November. He refused to show up in court with his lawyer. If you or I are supoened and did not show up, a bench warrant is issued for our immediate arrest. He was ordered to appear to show proof/evidence that he was a natural born American, which he is NOT!
    Oblameo has spent 6.5 TRILLION dollars in 3.5 years, which is more than the 43 Presidents before him spent combined!!! Who said ignorance is Bliss??? lmao
  • BoardinOK 2012/06/19 16:13:37
    No
    BoardinOK
    +5
    Playing in the NFL should be an honor not a privilege. Not only does he not deserve to be playing, but he doesn't deserve to be out of jail.
  • Lanikai BoardinOK 2012/06/19 20:16:27
    Lanikai
    +2
    i agree, he got a MAJOR pass on his crime.
  • mike schwartz 2012/06/19 16:04:34
    No
    mike schwartz
    +3
    He's an all star in the National Felony League.
  • mischief 2012/06/19 14:55:36
    Yes
    mischief
    what he need is like a mentor like vick had with dungy!
  • Alencon 2012/06/19 14:19:32
    Yes
    Alencon
    He's not the only hoodlum in the NFL. Until he does something to get locked away for, and as long as there's a team that wants him, I say let the man ply his trade.

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