Pacman Jones Suspended

October 16, 2008
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Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has been suspended for at least four games. See more photos and video of Pacman Jones below.


Pacman Jones was suspended for at least 4 games for violating league personal conduct policies. Again. According to the NFL, Pacman was involved in an alcohol-related altercation with a bodyguard the team had assigned him at a Dallas hotel on Oct. 8. Police were called to the hotel, however no arrests were made and the bodyguard is not pressing charges.

Pacman will not be paid during his suspension, and the ultimate length will be set by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after Dallas’ Nov. 16th game against the Washington Redskins.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas:

“He does need to address the kinds of things that seem to be with him at various times and one of those that he’s dealt with for a really long time, he needs to address in a way that most of us might understand — alcohol issues. I am disappointed for him and his opportunity and for the Cowboys and our opportunity and, frankly, for the NFL. I would like to have been standing here talking about his success and the curtain coming up for him and addressing his issues. That certainly would have been more positive.”

This latest incident came just six weeks after Pacman had been reinstated after serving a 17-month suspension. “It’s terribly disappointing to me that we’re dealing with this again and that he’s reflecting so poorly on all of the players in this league, which they don’t deserve,” Goodell said at the NFL meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla. He also said a lifetime ban for Pacman is a possibility.

Adding to the problems for Pacman, he was on probation at the time of the incident, and was prohibited from drinking alcohol. Goodell is going to determine if he was in violation of his probation during this incident. The probation stems from his no-contest plea back in Feb. 2008 to a felony charge in Feyette County, Georgia. Pacman was placed on three years probation, and Goodell stated he must comply with all the terms of that probation in order to remain an active player in the NFL.

A video of Pacman Jones is below.


Pacman Jones Video
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