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Pacman Jones sounds, gulp, innocent

Posted on: July 11, 2011 3:55 pm
Edited on: July 11, 2011 4:02 pm
 
I don't like Pacman Jones. If he moved next door tomorrow morning, my house would be on the market by lunch.

That said, I'm tempted to believe Jones didn't deserve what happened to him outside a bar early Sunday morning in Cincinnati.

Read this for yourself. No need to give you the play-by-play, but the key passage is here, courtesy of Jones' agent, Peter Schaffer:

Jones was out with friends when another female threw a punch at his wife. Jones walked up to police and said he wanted to file charges. According to other witnesses, Jones became upset as the woman who punched his wife started walking away -- while police became more concerned about Jones. After he uttered a few profanities at officers, they arrested him.

If that's the way it went down, Pacman was arrested for trying to do the right thing and losing his temper when his actions went unrewarded.

Let me put it like this: If the agent's version of the story is true, you could substitute "Gregg Doyel" for "Pacman Jones" -- because my reaction would have been similar.

If the agent's version is remotely close to accurate -- and that's a huge "if" -- the police owe Pacman an apology. And Pacman owes the police a lawsuit.

Update (4:02 p.m.): I forgot to mention, Pacman Jones already has been wrongly arrested once by cops in Cincinnati. Happened in October.



Category: NFL
Tags: Pacman Jones
 
Comments

Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: July 11, 2011 6:09 pm
 

Pacman Jones sounds, gulp, innocent

Has his wife filed charges against the woman?



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2011 4:47 pm
 

Pacman Jones sounds, gulp, innocent

I think it it entirely possible he is innocent in this whole mess. I mean yes we know all about his issues but last time I saw him speak he seemed to genuinely be trying to turn it around and that dude who hosts the NFL today (forget his name haven't seen it in almost 2 years) was giving him hell. And while I don't trust Pacman or his agent I know for a fact that many cops are idiots.



Since: Apr 12, 2009
Posted on: July 11, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Pacman Jones sounds, gulp, innocent

Banish him back to Canada!



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2011 4:10 pm
 

Pacman Jones sounds, gulp, innocent

Given Pacman's history, I'm not sure his account is entirely reliable.  He might be innocent, but does he really have to keep finding himself intoxicated and involved in early morning altercations?  There is a reason these things keep happening to him.


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