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Pacman Jones might be going back to Vegas



Cartoon from Sportsline

Unfortunately, it’s not to gamble and hit the strip clubs. The Las Vegas police, which already has been accused of incompetence, is seeking felony and misdemeanor chargers against Pacman Jones for the triple shooting at a strip club during NBA All-Star Weekend.

Police still don’t know who did the shooting outside the club but want to charge Jones and two friends for the melee that broke out inside the club. You know, the one one where Pacman slammed a stripper’s head against the stage.

Pacman has got more problems though. The major issue during the NFL owners meeting in Arizona this week is the player conduct policy and Jones’s name comes up in every mention of how to discipline players who run afoul of the law or are consistently getting themselves into trouble otherwise.

The Titans are considering dumping Pacman Jones entirely to be rid of the headache and have released this statement:


The club is deeply disturbed that the alleged conduct of one of its players has resulted in felony charges in one state and accusations of felony conduct in another state.

Since the NFL is preparing to introduce a new player conduct policy and since criminal charges and investigations are in progress, comment or speculation would be inappropriate. The club is currently reviewing its options with respect to the player

One of Pacman’s attorneys said that Pacman is very concerned about a possible suspension by the NFL. Maybe he should have though of that sometime between the 9th and 10th time that he was questioned or arrested by police.

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[AP]: ‘Pacman’ Jones may face felony charges

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Pacman’s hideout gets cleaned out


It shouldn’t be a shocker that Pacman Jones is once again involved with the law, but what should be surprising is that the law is actually on his side in this one.

Pacman’s Tennessee crib was robbed back around the beginning of the year and the sneaky bastard got away with over $209,000 worth of loot. That’s a pretty decent night’s work. Turns out that the thief and Jones share a lot of the same interests; apparently they both like expensive televisions, video games, cash, jewelry, computers, recording equipment and surveillance equipment (that could have come in handy). Some of the more gaudy items taken were an $80,000 watch, a necklace and chain worth $75,000 and $25,000 in dollar, dollar bills, ya’ll.

We have nothing to go on in this incident,” detective Jonathan Couey said. “We feel like there is the possibility that it could be someone who was acquainted with Mr. Jones, because they were able to get into the gate, which has a code, and they knew how to get into his house. If anyone has any information, we need them to contact us.

Things just keep going from bad to worse for Jones. But you know what they say, when it rains it pours.

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[NashvileCityPaper.com]: Pacman’s home burglarized in January

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Pacman Jones might have less money to make it rain



Take a bite out of crime!

It has been speculated for a couple of weeks now but Don Banks at Sports Illustrated is reporting that the NFL is going to set an example by suspending Pacman Jones, not for his role in the Las Vegas strip club triple shooting, but for failing to tell the Titans about two 2006 arrests in Georgia which violates the personal conduct clause in his contract.

According to a source in the league office:


We can’t tell the Titans that he won’t play for them ever again, because the Titans, at the end of the day, will determine his long-term future. But the league will determine his short-term future. You should see something within a two or three-week time frame, and I would think you could expect a multiple-game suspension, or as much as a year or beyond.

The suspension could come immediately after the owners meetings next week in Arizona. Pacman is unlikely to get any support from the Players Association as commissioner Roger Goodell has worked closely with NFLPA executive director Gene Upshaw on writing the new personal conduct guidelines and has the support of a lot of the veterans.

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[SI]: Time to get tough

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Pacman Jones almost gets Munsoned


Pacman Jones was involved in yet another off field incident over the weekend but in striking contrast to most of his encounters with the law, he didn’t get hauled away in handcuffs. In fact, it was Jones who was assaulted for once!

The confrontation happened inside of a Franklin, Tennessee bowling alley (Allen Iverson could have warned him about the perils of bowling alleys) when Clayton Smith whipped out his trusty red Swiss Army knife and “threatened to beat up Mr. Jones and to use the knife on him.” Nobody was hurt and Smith was arrested on charges of aggravated assault.

Just another day in the life of Mr. Jones who has been involved in at least ten separate incidents with police since being drafted; Jones’ attorneys, Worrick Robinson and Manny Arora, say Pacman has a tendency to be in the wrong place at the wrong time too often. “If he doesn’t commit to changing it, at some point it’s going to be too much,” Arora said. “It may already be there to some extent.” Really? Pacman at the wrong place at the wrong time? Next thing you’ll be telling us that there are lesbians in the WNBA!

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[The Tennessean]: Police: Man threatened Pacman

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More on the Pacman Jones triple shooting



Not a care in the world

There are no new developments in the Pacman Jones strip club shooting but there are a couple stories in the press related to the incident where a club bouncer was shot in the spine and paralyzed from the waist down.

First, criminal defense lawyers not associated with the case are saying that unless there is damning video evidence, it’s going to be next to impossible to prove that Jones had anything to do with the incident. First the police have to find the shooter, then they have to link him to Jones.


If Pacman was with this individual and maybe knew he carried a weapon from time to time but never told him to go back to the vehicle to get a weapon and … had no feelings that (the shooting) was going to happen, then just because he might have been with him doesn’t make him criminally responsible for anything.

If he (Jones) knows what the other person is up to and encourages or incites another person to go back in there and shoot and cause that man to be paralyzed, then he is in serious trouble. That is in both criminal and civil, but the only problem with criminal is how are you going to prove that?

Basically, even if Jones knew the shooter and was involved it would be impossible to implicate Jones unless the shooter fingers Jones and we get the feeling that some cash in a duffle bag would solve that little problem.

Meanwhile, Roger Goodell is sick of the off-the-field incidents and so are other players. They want Goodell to crack down on chronic troublemakers. Gene Upshaw agrees:


They don’t want to be painted with the same brush as these guys [that are getting into trouble]. They want players held accountable for their actions and their decisions, just like they are with the drug policy. They want penalties for guys who continually put themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. They feel a guy should only have so many chances. They want three strikes and you’re out.

There could be some sort of policy in place by as early as Junes, although that would not likely affect Jones retroactively.

And finally, a former NYC cop living in Las Vegas and friend of the bouncer who was shot says that the Las Vegas police department is incompetent and has questions about the way they handled the incident.

We get the feeling nothing is going to happen to Pac Man Jones (although we should assume innocence here) until his next run in with the law at a strip club at 4 a.m.

Links:

[Tennessean]: If Pacman broke law, proving it may be tough
[Philly.com]: Owners, players want to bust bad guys

[SC]: Strip club owner says Pacman Jones knew shooter

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Strip club owner says Pacman Jones knew shooter



Photo from Sportsline

Adam “Pacman” Jones, who brought you such hits as “Chickenheads to the left, high class hos to the right” and “She stole my wallet!“, has released a new single titled, “That stripper took my money”.

His lawyer claims that Pacman was there but “nobody with him had a gun or fired a gun or was involved in any criminal activity.” However, Robert Susnar, co-owner of the club says that Pacman is lying and that he was sitting next to the shooter and came and left with him. According to Susnar, the trouble started after 4 a.m.


Jones had tossed hundreds of $1 bills on the stripper stage, an action known in street slang as “making it rain.” When one of the strippers started grabbing the money without Jones’ permission, he got angry, grabbed her hair and slammed her head against the stage, Susnar said.

That’s when security guard Aaron Cudworth, a mixed-martial artist with professional fighting experience, intervened and stopped the assault, he said.

“At that point, Pacman said, ‘I’m going to kill you,'” Susnar said.

A melee ensued as Cudworth scuffled with Jones and members of his entourage, Susnar said.

Order was eventually restored, and everyone was moved outside. That’s when the gunman opened fire toward the front door of the club, hitting Cudworth, security guard Tom Urbanski and a female customer.

According to Jones’ lawyer the commotion had nothing to do with Pacman allegedly slamming a stripper’s head into the stage and happened because Jones threw a bunch of money on stage and all the hos onstage and off started a wild dive for the bills. (We added in the hos part.) Eventually the surveillance tapes will tell the truth. It might be a very long long offseason for Jones.

The saddest part of this story is the security guard who started working there only two weeks before getting shot. He was moonlighting to put his wife through law school. Susnar said, “What does he get for a hard day’s work? A bullet in the spine because of a jackass athlete. It’s the most tragic thing I can imagine.”

Links:

[Las Vegas Review Journal]: Police looking at NFL player’s friend in strip club shooting

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Pacman Jones gets screwed


As we know by now, Pacman Jones loves the nightclubs. Well, last night Pacman was arrested for public drunkeness and disorderly conduct outside a Tennessee nightclub. According to the police, Jones was arguing loudly with a woman who he accused of stealing his wallet when police approached him and saw his state of drunkeness. The wallet had $750 in it.

First, Pacman Jones is only holding $750? That reminds us of the time one of our friends chastised Adam Duritz at the craps table because he was only betting $5 a roll. You don’t have to carry a wad of hundreds but have something a little more respectable than $750. Second, while this is somewhat of a BS arrest, it comes right after the Tennessean.com published a “human interest piece” on Jones’ hard-scrabble childhood and how he is more focused on football this season. The charges were later dismissed but the way the media works, fans will only remember that he was arrested.

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[MSNBC]: ‘Pacman’ Jones arrested outside night club

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Titans mascott can’t drive


At the end of halftime in Sunday’s Titans-Saints game, T-Rac, the imposing racoon mascott of the Titans ran his golf cart into Saints backup QB Adrian McPherson. McPherson was treated on the field and walked himself into the lockeroom.

Jeff Fisher said he tried to contact Saints coach Sean Payton to apologize but has not reached him. Reports are McPherson is OK and won’t miss any playing time so his Saints teammates are laughing their asses off. This is definitely not something you want as the highlight of your NFL career.

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[Tennessean.com]: Inquiries possible after T-Rac crash

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Chickenheads to the left, high class hos to the right



I’m rich beeyotch!

When you throw a party called “The New NFL millionaires club”, you can fully expect that
the attendees will be hos, hos and more hos. Pacman Jones is hosting the gig along with Lendale White and Vince Young.

Let’s break down the admission costs:

  • Ladies free before 11pm = ugly chicks. The three NFL players won’t bother showing up will 10:59.
  • $20 afterwards = more hos but with at least a little money.
  • fellas $20 all night = we don’t really want any fellas not in our entourage to attend anyway.
  • VIP Admission $40 = the high class hos who think they have a shot at hooking up with one of the NFL players.

If you think about it, it’s genius. Why go out to a club when you can announce a whole party for yourselves and have the hos line up for you? Plus, you hold it in Atlanta so they can’t bother you during the season. And for the hos, it’s worthwhile too. Vince Young is going to be there and judging from his Wonderlic score, you can do some jedi mind trick on him and you could end up with at least a palimony suit.

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[Tennessean.com]: Atlanta nightclub touts party with Pacman, rookies