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Readers Decide the Fate
Of Adam Pacman Jones

Given all the off-field drama surrounding Adam Jones over his short career, what jumps out the most to me is this: He must an incredibly gifted at football player. He has to be. Why else would teams put up with what on paper seems like a three-year spree of debauchery?

Even now, after countless "final warnings" Cowboys owner Jerry Jones intends to hold on to his embattled cornerback, despite him scuffling with one of the body guards Jones had hired to keep Pacman out of trouble. It remains to be seen if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will be as forgiving, although reports indicate h might be.

Before Goodell decides, I thought I would put the question to you, the loyal NFL Crime Watch readers. If you were the Commish, what would you do about Pacman?

Here are some of his past incidents:

7/13/2005 -- Jones was arrested on charges of assault and felony vandalism stemming from a fight at a private nightclub following a Destiny's Child concert. Those charges were later dropped

2/6/2006 -- Jones was arrested in Fayetteville, Ga., on charges of marijuana possession, and obstructing a police officer. Although the pot charge was dropped, Jones pleaded no contest to obstructing a police officer and was given three years probation.

8/25/2006 -- Jones was arrested for disorderly conduct outside of the Sweetwater Saloon in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Police say he refused to leave, shouted profanities, and one female patron claimed he had spit in her face. Jones received six months probation.

10/26/2006 -- Jones was arrested for misdemeanor assault while attending a private party at Club Mystic, in Nashville Tenn. He was once again accused of spitting on a woman, altough the charges were dropped.

6/20/2007 -- Pacman was charged with felony coercion stemming from a February 17th shooting at Club Minxx Gentleman's club in Las Vegas. He pled no contest to a misdemeanor charge of conspiring to commit disorderly conduct and received one year"s probation.

By Emil Steiner  |  October 10, 2008; 12:57 PM ET  | Category:  Crime Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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This guy can't go a year without running afoul of the law. If the league lets him off, it will be a sign that Jerry Jones is in charge and not Goodell.

Posted by: Dennis | October 11, 2008 1:40 PM

Pacman should be behind bars not on the field. End of story.

Posted by: Frank | October 11, 2008 2:53 PM


Posted by: ARTHUR BURRIS | October 11, 2008 3:23 PM

Has anyone pointed out that the only reason why Pacman is still playing is because Jones is the most powerful owner in football. He wants to keep him on the field as long as possible because Dallas has no pass D without him. Goodell is a f'ing hypocrite.

Posted by: Conrad | October 11, 2008 4:22 PM

This has been blown way out of proportion. Pac didn't do anything wrong. The body guard admitted that. Why are we trying to kick the guy when he is down?

Pacman had it rough in life, he made some bad choices and now he is trying to become a better person. We should want to help him succeed not hope he fails.

Posted by: Fair and Balanced | October 11, 2008 7:13 PM

Adam Jones should be suspended! PERIOD!! He's a mindless thug who has never lived within the legal boundaries, always getting a pass because of his talent!

That being said, ARTHUR BURRIS | October 11, 2008 3:23 PM - you are a racist and an embarrassment to yourself and your race -- that would be the HUMAN RACE!!
Seek professional help!

Posted by: Lazarus | October 11, 2008 9:04 PM

To Adam stop going to bars.

Posted by: Dallas dave | October 11, 2008 9:54 PM

Yea seriously, where did the whole monkey thing come into this? Jones is just a dumbas, that has nothing to do with the color of your skin.

Posted by: Kevin | October 11, 2008 9:56 PM

I don't think you can fully take race out of this equation. Jones was raised in a broken home in the inner city. And yes he is black. Whether socio-economic or cultural he seems to be living out the stereotype of many blacks who grew up poor and then suddenly come into money. Look at Michael Vick, Marvin Harrison, MC Hammer, Stephan Marbury, Mike Tyson the list goes on and on. It may be a cliche, but that doesn't mean it's not true.

Posted by: Dr. Hux | October 11, 2008 10:02 PM

That being said, ARTHUR BURRIS | October 11, 2008 3:23 PM - you are a racist and an embarrassment to yourself and your race -- that would be the HUMAN RACE!!
Seek professional help!

Lazarus ... perfect! Burris is over the top! Would Tony Romo be playing football for the "Boys" if he had the same criminal record? Maybe! The biggest question is not race, it's the NFL. If most any common man or woman, black, white, brown, red ... had the record Pacman has, they would have done some time, and might still be doing it. The three strike rule, like in CA Justice system would be a good policy for the NFL. 3 bad incidents, and you're gone. (no if's ands or butts and money or talent shouldn't matter) Look at Ray Lewis, he screwed up (big time) as a youngster out of college, and retooled his friends and acquaintances and has been a pretty good citizen and role model type since then. That's what the NFL should promote. Learn from your mistakes or "go play your own game somewhere else", maybe Canada??

Michael Vick should not be allowed back in EVER!!!! A true disgrace to the sport and human race. I don't care how difficult your upbringing is. There are many, many people who come from that environment and succeed in life.

Our society is very screwed up, we make excuses for everything we or someone we like does wrong. Accountability is the key.

Posted by: W. | October 12, 2008 11:45 AM

That CA law system approach would be good direction for the NFL...3 strikes you're out. It'd send the message to dumbasses like Jones to keep their noses clean or else its back to the ghetto for you! This would stop these athletes from taking their superstar status for granted!

Posted by: SEAN | October 12, 2008 12:30 PM

Anyone who thinks athletes are saints is a fool. They're all spoiled brats who have been silver spoon fed since they could catch a ball. Some are more evil than others but none are role models by any stretch.

Posted by: Hootch | October 12, 2008 3:06 PM

How did a confirmed thug get into a
Gentleman's club?

Given 3 years probation in 2/06, why
wasn't his probation revoked for the
violations of 8/06 and 6/07?

Posted by: Mike | October 13, 2008 1:01 AM

I am so sick of people getting so upset with what happens in someone's life off the field. I think we put too much time and effort into worrying about where athletes and movie stars go. I could care less what Pacman or another athlete does off the field. I am raising my boys to look up to me as their role model just like my dad did with me. I think the media should be held accountable for all this BS. These guys are human and will make mistakes. I don't think a man's life should be ruined so easily no matter if he is rich or poor. But let's be honest if you are rich no matter athlete or not you get away with things. Look what CEO's get away with when they layoff workers and then get huge bonuses. Come on people wake up and smell the coffee. The media talks about this stuff to take our attention off the real issues in the world. The economy is out of wack and instead of us trying to fix that, we are too worried about Pacman getting into fight with his bodyguard in the restroom. I would probably fight my bodyguard too if he got too close to me while I'm taking care of business. As far as the "Monkey" comment, I have this to say. White America can't stand to see blacks make it rather it be in athletics, corporate America or as a movie star. I'm not going to waste anymore energy on that issue. People please wake up and realize this all to keep our minds off of the real issues facing us daily. I wish the media would put this much energy into trying to figure our the poverty issues, educational issues and economic issues in this country.

Posted by: Big Don | October 13, 2008 11:01 AM

I go to JerrahJones and tell him that he has to punish PackJones team wise for every transgression or we are taking away first day picks.

Posted by: Alex35332 | October 14, 2008 8:57 AM

Looks like Pac finally got the axe! Good move Goodell

Posted by: Certified | October 15, 2008 11:40 AM

I think it pretty funny that Jerry Jone's baby sitting plan blew up in his face!

Posted by: t man | October 17, 2008 12:04 AM

Sorry to burst your bubble BIG DON, but your son is not going to care less who you are when he reaches the age when he wants a role model. Thats the sad fact of our society

Posted by: T MAN | October 17, 2008 12:08 AM

WT? That a grown man that has been accused of a lot of events where other players have been convicted and has been in jail for worse things spit on people come on and you want to kick him plus let not say dont be human and dont disagree with some one if you do we are going to kick you out the nfl look at vick jail for dog fighting something popular in the south wow he made money off of it look at pete rose still making money off gambling books for his story wasting time on if he going to make the hall of fame or night we are all equal and stop trying to point the finger and stop a mans way of living because of claims, is he right, no he needs to clean up somethings, but look at these u say the players put there self in that postion go party where you get paid to show up plus why are all on this we still cant convict the men who killed one of the great safetys in the league sean taylor.

Posted by: ANGRY COWBOYS FAN 08 | October 17, 2008 4:00 PM


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