Will Adam Pacman Jones Blow It?
Fool me once, shame on you, fool me 22 times shame on who?
By now you've probably heard that Roger Goodell has reinstated Adam "Pacman" Jones after a four-game suspension, again allowing the embattled defensive back to return to the Dallas Cowboys. Jones will miss the next two games, but will be able to pick up his paychecks and begin practicing again with the team.
He had spent the past month at an alcohol treatment center in Boston, which his lawyer, Worrick Robinson, described as "something he needed to do." Jones had ran afoul of the league in early October after getting in "an alcohol-related scuffle" with one of the bodyguards assigned by the team to keep him out of trouble. (The Cowboys will no longer be providing him with that bodyguards.)
"He has demonstrated something very important to all of us," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was quoted saying. "I can't wait to have 21 next to me in the locker," added teammate Tank Johnson.
But is this a story of redemption or a story of recidivism? Over the past two seasons, Jones will have missed 22 of a possible 28 games. Thanks to his talents on the field, he has been afforded chance after second chance, and continued to blow it. Many believed that his latest run-in was the final straw. So the question now is, has Pacman learned his lesson, and if he hasn't, has Roger Goodell? What do you think?
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