Judge tells Bengals to garnish Pacman’s wages

It’s been a mostly quiet season both on and off the field for Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones this year. But Jones is back in the news this week, after a judge told the Bengals to garner Jones’ wages to pay a debt he owes to a car dealer.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Jones defaulted on leases for a 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe and a 2006 Bentley Flying Spur. Jones owes the car dealer more than $250,000 for not making payments and for not making repairs after he crashed the Bentley, plus interest and legal fees.

Jones’ salary this year is $545,000, and he has four more paychecks coming, each worth about $32,000 before taxes. So he’ll still owe the car dealer money even after his final four checks are garnished.

Which means Jones’ wages will likely be garnished in 2011 as well. If he has any wages in 2011.

UPDATE:  Per a league source, Pacman’s contract contains a “split” provision, which reduces his pay if he is placed on injured reserve.  The source says that, because he’s on IR, Jones will receive only $397,000 this year.

21 responses to “Judge tells Bengals to garnish Pacman’s wages

  1. “Likely be garnished”? Sorry MDS, you should have talked to Florio before you made the post. What? You did? Well, doesn’t surprised me……

    His wages will be garnished until the debt is paid off. If he stays in Cinci, the same garnishment continues as he would still be an employee. If he goes to another team, then that team would need to be “informed” by the court to begin the garnishment.

    Since it appears that PacMan is trying to avoid his debt to the car dealer, it is most likely that he will try to go to a diff team next year to avoid the garnishment as long as possible.

  2. Seems like a pretty responsible way to spend your money. Think there’s any chance Pacman might have some financial issues down the road?

  3. Another fine speciman of good citizenship. This POS has helped his sorry team little and garners headlines for all the wrong reasons. You stay classy Cinci.

  4. Another fine speciman of good citizenship. This POS has helped his sorry team little and garners headlines for all the wrong reasons. You stay classy Cinci.

    yeah cause there’s nobody but scumbags getting there wages garnished nowadays, huh imeego?

    I’m not taking up for Jones but commenting on your inference that if you can’t pay your bills your automatically scum.

    idiot

  5. I don’t believe they can garnish his whole paycheck. With the garnishments I’ve dealt with (as an employer) only 25% of a person’s after taxes wages can be withheld for consumer debt.

  6. I think people here are being a bit judgmental. Yes, PacMan has exemplified the entitled POS persona for many years, but he’s also stayed out of trouble in Cincy and played well before his injury. Even injured, a time when many players succumb to the trappings of free-time and frustration, he’s stayed out of trouble.

    This car debt seems to be a nagging vestige from his epic journey of self-destruction. As to the debt, since it is more than 1/2 of what his salary is this year, can it at least be plausible that he’s planning on paying it when he can, perhaps when his contract allows, and the car dealership didn’t want to wait?

    On another note, I don’t know who in the Bengals org. to give credit to on this, but it seems that they are able to get even the most boorish egomaniacs to play into their system. TO looks to finish out his career in Cincy, and PacMan may as well. Unless of course Marvin Lewis is the reason for their success, and he is chased off after this season.

  7. A man struck by traffic today while pushing a shopping cart down Interstate 5, was identified as Adam Jones, 28, of no fixed address. Witnesses reported he had his hands raised to the sky shouting “Please God, make it rain!”.

  8. There is also an order to impound Pacman’s 2002 Kia, but the bailiffs didn’t think it was worthwhile to execute.

  9. peytonwantsaflag says:
    Dec 10, 2010 12:20 PM
    Another fine speciman of good citizenship. This POS has helped his sorry team little and garners headlines for all the wrong reasons. You stay classy Cinci.

    yeah cause there’s nobody but scumbags getting there wages garnished nowadays, huh imeego?

    I’m not taking up for Jones but commenting on your inference that if you can’t pay your bills your automatically scum.

    idiot

    Pacman getting his wages garnished is not a “mistake” nor is it an accident. This is a result of bad and irresponsible behavior.

  10. Wow is this guy an idiot; he’s making less than a million a year, in a profession known for short careers and he is leasing not one but two six figure luxury vehicles? What does he think he’s going to live off of after the NFL?

  11. Pacman has a year remaining on his 2 year deal. If he stays out of trouble he’s an absolute bargain at the price they’re paying. This owner loves bargains, so it’s pretty ignorant to suggest Pacman won’t have a job next year.

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