Well, Pacman’s tenure in Canada was a short one.
So short that he never even set foot on Canadian soil.
Despite on-the-record comments from director of player personnel John Murphy indicating that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be signing the unwanted cornerback, the organization has released a statement indicating that Pacman Jones won’t be playing for the Blue Bombers.
“It is unfortunate that this situation became public however our position has remained consistent,” head coach Mike Kelly said in the team-issued release. “We will pursue athletes that we believe will contribute to our organization on and off the field.”
(The situation became public, of course, because director of player personnel John Murphy opted to talk about it . . . publicly.)
“We have completed our assessment and due diligence and at this time we will not be pursuing the services of Adam Jones,” Kelly said.
So there you have it. The wait continues for Pacman.
And, as one NFL source points out, the CFL might never be an option, based on Canada’s very real reluctance to provide safe harbor to our legal-system misfits.
Eventually, we have a feeling he’ll be sniffing around the UFL, even if they don’t want him.