With the Cincinnati Bengals giving him his third chance in the NFL, Adam “Pacman” Jones has two jobs: Prove he can still play on the field, while avoiding trouble off the field.
But Jones says that in his few months in Cincinnati, trouble has been trying to find him.
Peter King of SI.com reports that Jones has been involved in two incidents in which police trailed his car, including once when police told him to stay out of the car while they ran his plates, which seemed to Jones like a clear case of police harassment.
“Back a few years ago, I might have gone after the cop,” Jones told King. “Now, I’ve grown up. I just waited ’til the situation was over, and I went on my way.”
This isn’t the first time someone associated with the Bengals suggested that the local police acted improperly. In 2007 Bengals coach Marvin Lewis claimed that his players were victims of “profiling” by Cincinnati
police. Lewis apologized the next day.