Former Titans and Cowboys cornerback Pacman Jones really did work out for NFL scouts today, running what his trainer claims was an impressive 40-yard dash time shortly after a report saying he hadn’t shown up to the workout. Meanwhile, the source of that erroneous report has now offered some details on how it happened.
James Varney of the New Orleans Times-Picayune explains that about a week ago, after Jones said he’d work out after Tulane’s Pro Day, the folks at Tulane objected, and so Jones moved the event to Hahnville High School outside New Orleans. But Varney reports that Jones’ camp didn’t tell the media about the change of venue (or at least they didn’t tell Varney), and so that’s why the Times-Picayune went with the story saying Jones didn’t show up.
Jones did show up, however, at what Varney reports was a 25-30 minute workout. Jones’ trainer, Duke Rousse, claims Jones ran a 4.4-second 40-yard dash, which — if true — would be a very impressive time, even though Jones and Rousse claimed before the workout that Jones could run a 4.2.
“He looked great,” Rousse said. “They just wanted to see his footwork and the defensive back drills.”
Rousse claims five teams showed up to see Jones today. He declined to name them.