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Orioles' Adam Jones detained; Pacman to blame?

A case of mistaken identity caused Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones to be detained by Canadian immigration officials Saturday, and his football namesake may have been to blame.

Extra screenings at the border have recently become commonplace as Canadians put extra checks on Americans with criminal convictions or arrests. 

“Basically, what happened, was they had the wrong person,” said Jones. “They thought I was somebody else. It all got situated but it took its
time to get situated. . . . They said I had a criminal record. My mom raised me
better than that.”

According to Jones’ mother, that wrong person was Adam “Pacman” Jones of the Bengals.   She wrote on her Facebook page that the immigration officials thought her son was the man who made “making it rain” famous.  (Even though, you know, he was traveling with a baseball team.)

Adam Jones of the Orioles couldn’t confirm that, but it sure makes for a funnier story.

The Bengals and their new cornerback can rest easy, though.  The team faces the Bills in the preseason, but it’s not one of the games in Toronto.

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47 Responses to “Orioles' Adam Jones detained; Pacman to blame?”
  1. irishsamurai says: May 29, 2010 10:04 AM

    dumbas$ canadians,even if it was pacman,didnt know “makin it rain” was worth keeping somebody out of a country,pretty messed up

  2. ArtModellsPimp says: May 29, 2010 10:18 AM

    Seems like the Canadians have their shit together…keeping that POS Pacman from getting into their country.
    Too bad the same can’t be said for said for Cincinnati.
    The, again, it’s Cincinnati.

  3. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: May 29, 2010 10:19 AM

    If the outfielder was named Bruce Beresford-Redman he would have been fine.

  4. Fat_Old_Sun says: May 29, 2010 10:29 AM

    lol…Canada

  5. jojones1 says: May 29, 2010 10:30 AM

    @irishsamurai
    youre right, keeping convicted criminals out of the country is not the job of border patrol! And we have such a good record for that sort of thing, I guess you think that strip searching people even if they don’t have a criminal record but happen to be wearing a religious turban is part of their job?

  6. Fat_Old_Sun says: May 29, 2010 10:31 AM

    AMD – You have a person on your team that did prison time for killing a man. End of story.

  7. GBfanForever says: May 29, 2010 10:40 AM

    Rosenthall,
    you know it is a possibility, no matter how slight, that there is another American citizen by the name of Adam Jones with a criminal record other than pac man?

  8. Hooby says: May 29, 2010 10:45 AM

    we dont even want pacman in our country, but the whole born citizen thing says we cant kick him out

  9. brownsfn says: May 29, 2010 10:45 AM

    . . They said I had a criminal record. My mom raised me better than that.”
    ——————————————————
    So true…by the way nice dig at Pacman’s parents…hahhaha

  10. SamHam says: May 29, 2010 10:46 AM

    Gary Coleman buys the farm, and this is what u write about??

  11. Bob Nelson says: May 29, 2010 10:48 AM

    I enjoy it when Canadians yank the chain of American foriegners.
    They do not want American criminal druggies getting into THEIR country.

  12. Bisons says: May 29, 2010 10:52 AM

    Canada just plain sucks all around. Their customs are the WORSE!

  13. ICEWALKER says: May 29, 2010 10:53 AM

    SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says:
    May 29, 2010 10:19 AM
    If the outfielder was named Bruce Beresford-Redman he would have been fine.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    AWESOME! I had to look up the name but you are probably correct. You seem to be one of the smarter commenters on these posts!

  14. robert ethen says: May 29, 2010 10:57 AM

    This is Bat man Jones.

  15. IRISH MAFIA says: May 29, 2010 10:59 AM

    irish samuri ur an idiot.
    the statue of liberty does not say give my your tired of workng, theives murders drug dealers pedophiles, terrorists, yearning to be able to prey on bigger and richer targets.
    Lets be honest if the rain maker mved in next to you you would keep a close eye on him cause you never know when he is gonna revert back to his old self and strat slapping hoes. That would probably put ur wife in danger.
    JoJones yep Strip them all down to nothing. As long as we are at war with those barbarians then everyone has to suffer. Sucks I know and yes I know that there is a small percentage doing terrorism but until and unless the 98% of Musliums step up and help put and end to terrorism they have to suffer like the bad ones. Its the only way that we can get them to chose a side.

  16. CurseofBoJackson says: May 29, 2010 11:06 AM

    “Too bad the same can’t be said for said for Cincinnati.
    The, again, it’s Cincinnati.”
    It’s funny, I don’t even know what to attack about this, your complete butchering of your own comment, or the fact that Cle and B-more both used and featured a guy convicted of TRAFFICKING COCAINE, and the Ravens will retire a jersey (deservedly so) for another that narrowly avoided a prison term for accomplice to murder, plus a littany of other current and former players (both teams) with a rap sheet, and you’re still attempting to piss into the wind.
    That said, it is a pretty amusing story, and I wouldn’t blame any entity for doing due diligence regarding the safety of allowing the football player Adam Jones in to any place, and i think if he were honest, he would tell you the same thing.

  17. Voyager6 says: May 29, 2010 11:12 AM

    Oh Canada…….!
    When the real Adam Jones goes to Canada, they will confuse him with the creator of the PacMan game and give him a celebration.

  18. robert ethen says: May 29, 2010 11:29 AM

    Customs just trying to help the Blue Jays out. They can use it.

  19. Rex Grossman says: May 29, 2010 11:31 AM

    LOL @ voyager.

  20. grouchomarx1 says: May 29, 2010 11:37 AM

    # SamHam says: May 29, 2010 10:46 AM
    Gary Coleman buys the farm, and this is what u write about??
    This is a football site. What team did he play for. I gotta say Sam, that’s a moronic statement.

  21. .Vox Veritas. says: May 29, 2010 11:39 AM

    Whatsamatter, Canada? Pacman not terrorist enough for ya?

  22. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: May 29, 2010 12:10 PM

    Bisons says: May 29, 2010 10:52 AM
    Canada just plain sucks all around. Their customs are the WORSE!
    ==========================================
    Please explain why, oh wise one.
    Is it the fact that we’re not in a recession like the USA?
    Maybe it’s the fact that we have the strongest banking system in the world?
    Maybe it’s because we have the 2nd largest oil reserve in the world?
    No, it’s probably because we’re the #1 supplier of oil to the USA, even though your government tells you otherwise.
    Hang on, I think I got it, maybe it’s because we don’t, and never did, have a housing crisis here.
    Please explain, punk.

  23. CanadianVikingFan says: May 29, 2010 12:13 PM

    Funny, Americans talking about border security..

  24. Percy Nugz says: May 29, 2010 12:34 PM

    Kind of funny how Canadians can protect their border but we can’t!!!!

  25. tatum32 says: May 29, 2010 12:42 PM

    What is this guy..on the no fly list, or what?

  26. Calgaryhawk says: May 29, 2010 12:44 PM

    Vox Veritas,
    Contrary to what you believe and what load of crap your government tried to sell you, those guys that flew planes into YOUR buildings did not come from Canada.
    The US has more terrorist, both homegrown (McVeigh) and imported than Canada does. Sorry, but nice try there.

  27. irishsamurai says: May 29, 2010 12:49 PM

    IRISH MAFIA says:
    May 29, 2010 10:59 AM
    —————-
    it is you and that other turd that are the idiots,i never knew you could compare making it rain to terrorist actions,that whole long schpeal you wrote was about keeping bad people out,fine keep them out,but until pacman is rumored to have ties with the crazies with bombs,dont think he is a criminal worth putting on the top ten,but hey adam jones[orioles] and adam pacman jones[bengals] are both black so they must be bad people right,yeah and im the idiot,do you guys thhink before you type or are you always this bigoted!?

  28. pigsty says: May 29, 2010 12:54 PM

    Fat_Old_Sun says: May 29, 2010 10:31 AM
    AMD – You have a person on your team that did prison time for killing a man. End of story.

    Actually, he did even worse. Lewis did no time when prosecutors were forced to drop the murder charges when their own witnesses refused to cooperate after Lewis ordered them to “just keep your mouth shut and don’t say nothing”– this despite an early account by one of Lewis’ companions that a bag dumped from Lewis’ limosuine while they fled the crime scene containted Lewis’ blood-stained suit.
    Lewis eventually pled out to lesser charges and paid off the victim’s family to settle a civil suit.
    That a reprobate like Lewis could do no time and receive no punishment from the league for stabbing someone to death while Plaxico Burress was thoroughly crucified for only hurting himself is all the ‘proof’ anyone needs that this league is literally run by empty suits.

  29. bookemdg826 says: May 29, 2010 1:02 PM

    its bad enough as a die hard o’s fan i have to deal with watching them lose everynight, now i have to come on my favorite football site and be reminded of it….thanks rosenthal

  30. pigsty says: May 29, 2010 1:25 PM

    Ed.
    “Actually, he did even worse. Lewis did no time when prosecutors were forced to drop the murder charges [after] their own witnesses refused to cooperate [following Lewis’ order] to “just keep your mouth shut and don’t say nothing” — this despite an early account by one of Lewis’ companions that a bag dumped from Lewis’ limosuine while they fled the crime scene containted Lewis’ blood-stained suit.”

  31. East Bay Ray says: May 29, 2010 1:29 PM

    Before you all trash on Canada for being inefficient, know that this happens with the US terrorist watch list too. If you have a common name, and that name is shared with a suspected terrorist, you will get hassled when you try to check into a domestic flight. I have seen it happen to a friend of mine.
    And, Joe in Toronto makes a lot of good points. I’m a proud American, but Canada has it’s s–t together in ways I wish we did. They aren’t drowning in debt or engaged in endless wars.

  32. crabman82 says: May 29, 2010 1:43 PM

    Bisons says:
    May 29, 2010 10:52 AM
    Canada just plain sucks all around. Their customs are the WORSE!
    ——————————————-
    your english clearly isnt much better

  33. prophet of the light says: May 29, 2010 1:58 PM

    Pacman Jones is a below average special teamer who should be dropped in Kazakhstan and left for them to deal with his s***.
    Let him “Make it rain” there. They could use it so they can grow food.

  34. IRISH MAFIA says: May 29, 2010 3:16 PM

    Yeah canada has their crap together alright. Helath care up there is really the worlds best.
    Thats why your govt officals come here for procedures.
    And for the idiot talking about the 9-11 murderers maybe you need to read some of the info your own govt puts out, 19 of the 20 DID PASS THROUGH YOUR COUNTRY.
    As for the Jones boys being black that has nothing to do with it.
    PAc Man is a douche and thats it.
    If an elderly granddad has the same name he would probably get stopped also.
    My God people are retarded.

  35. Psychd in Cincy says: May 29, 2010 3:21 PM

    Why so hostile people?

  36. Psychd in Cincy says: May 29, 2010 3:26 PM

    Pac Man is a changed man… I know because he said so.

  37. GBfanForever says: May 29, 2010 3:32 PM

    @Irishsamuri
    “it is you and that other turd that are the idiots,i never knew you could compare making it rain to terrorist actions,that whole long schpeal you wrote was about keeping bad people out,fine keep them out,but until pacman is rumored to have ties with the crazies with bombs,dont think he is a criminal worth putting on the top ten,but hey adam jones[orioles] and adam pacman jones[bengals] are both black so they must be bad people right,yeah and im the idiot,do you guys thhink before you type or are you always this bigoted!?”
    We’re not all as bigoted as that guy but we have more than our fair share of hateful a**holes. Unfortunately retarded loudmouths get heard all too often.

  38. SonsCompass says: May 29, 2010 4:14 PM

    @Joe in Toronto, Canada
    @EastBayRay
    Yes, Canada has it’s s–t together… because they don’t have to spend billions/trillions on their military like we do. Believe me, if the US weren’t here like a big brother, Canada would be “New Iran”. Canadians have something to be proud of, but don’t knock the US when it’s really our military that you benefit from.

  39. PAJoe says: May 29, 2010 4:17 PM

    The Bengals would never be scheduled to play in Canada as after getting screened at the border they wouldn’t have enough players left to play the game!!!
    Go Stillers!!!!! lol

  40. PaulRG says: May 29, 2010 4:20 PM

    Jeff Ireland wants to know if Pacman’s mom was a prostitute………..

  41. ogtv says: May 29, 2010 4:40 PM

    irish samurai u are an idiot and hopefully canada would not let a douchebag like u get into our beautiful country

  42. Calgaryhawk says: May 29, 2010 4:48 PM

    Irish Mafia,
    I defy you to find one bit of proof that the 9-11 terrorists came through Canada.
    That myth was debunked long ago. But don’t let facts get in the way of your bigoted beliefs.
    Oh, and exactly WHERE were those WMD’s found in Iraq? Just checking.

  43. bengals4real says: May 29, 2010 6:00 PM

    Yeah ! its cincinnati..art modells beotch.
    The same cincinnati that owns your beloved ravens…LOL.
    What a fool.

  44. Laxer37 says: May 29, 2010 6:29 PM

    Stay in your lane Canada or we’ll take the last few NHL teams you still have.

  45. hitdog042 says: May 29, 2010 11:10 PM

    Canada is a joke. Health care is the worst ever, and the only reason their dollar finally caught up w/ours is because of the war.
    When we are forced to buy your oil in greater quantities, of course your dollar goes up.
    Idiot.. the USA is the reason why Canada is finally doing well financially.
    That being said, every Canadian I’ve ever met is a moron. Enjoy that stupid CFL and the 20 yard end zones… which by the way, takes all the felon ex NFL players.
    Everything about your post is completely moronic.

  46. Gkanucc says: May 31, 2010 8:46 AM

    hitdog042….
    You silly American. Your dollar dropped because of China. Go to school and learn some economics you tard. Canada actually helped out the US when the entire north eastern part of the USA lost power… Like most Americans you have a very pathetic short term memory. And if you knew anything at all, you would know that Canada and the US are one of the most interdependent countries in the world.
    Laxer37…
    learn how to proof read.
    Irish Mafia…
    You are the dumb trash that makes the USA look like ignorant idiots to the rest of the world. You personally just made the US look retarded. Go look up this name Nidal Malik Hasan.
    crabman82…
    You mean the **WORST** not worse. Learn how to use proper English.
    That said WHO DEY?
    Oh, and go FLAMES!

  47. FreakNasty says: Jun 1, 2010 8:01 AM

    Love seeing the canadians getting defenseful and talking $hit on the US. To all canadians…. please continue to enjoy the AMERICAN sport you have all come to love. :-P

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