Pacman, back in handcuffs

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Since completing a one-year suspension for multiple brushes with the law, cornerback Pacman Jones largely has stayed out of trouble.  But for a minor incident with the man hired to babysit him in Big D (which got him suspended again but not arrested) and a case of mistaken identity during the 2010 season, Pacman has not been back in trouble.

Until now.

The folks at WLWT report that Jones, who now plays for the Bengals, was arrested early Sunday at a Cincinnati bar.

He reportedly was intoxicated and disruptive.  He allegedly got into an argument, and he allegedly was uncooperative when asked to leave.

As Jones was being arrested, he reportedly struggled to get out of the handcuffs.  Ultimately, two officers were required to restrain him.

With the league taking the position (ridiculous as it may be) that the personal conduct policy applies even though the players are currently locked out, it’ll be interesting to see how Pacman’s latest legal entanglement impact his career, given his history.

Jones, the sixth overall pick in the 2005 draft, has played for the Titans, Cowboys, and Bengals.  Despite a few guilty pleas and plenty of arrests, he has never been sentenced to jail.  If he remains on probation for any of his past legal issues, the latest incident could create a separate problem for Pacman.

80 responses to “Pacman, back in handcuffs

  1. Mike, I do not agree with you that is ridiculous that the personal conduct policy is in effect even with the lockout, I look at it just like any off season arrest and it will come back to haunt him.

  2. With the league taking the position (ridiculous as it may be) that the personal conduct policy applies even though the players are currently locked out, it’ll be interesting to see how Pacman’s latest legal entanglement impact his career, given his history.

    It’s not ridiculous. These guys are damaging the reputation of the league regardless of being locked out or not. They should be punished once a new cba is done and Pacman in particular should be invited to NEVER return since he is a MULTIPLE offender.

  3. Suffice it to say Pacman has gotten more than his money’s worth from his lawyers. They’ve done yeoman’s work keeping him out of jail thus far.

  4. Many of these athletes believe they are so special that the laws of behavior don’t apply to them. To be challenged by authorities becomes a confrontation because they feel they are above the law.

  5. if Peyton Manning cant work with his usual trainer, then the league should not be able to uphold its personal conduct policy.

  6. The 20th player arrested in the 120-day long lockout. An average of one arrest every six days.

    High time for this thing to end. National Felons League indeed!

  7. Bengals please stop turning Cincy into the halfway house of the NFL please this nitwit should have been booted 5 incidents ago yet was allowed to stick around for the inevitable end

  8. I think these guys get away with too much, but you can’t have it both ways, if you “lock” the players out and are essentially saying they are not employees, you should not punish them for things done during the time you didn’t want them as employees. It will be funny when some of these guys talk about how much they smoked during this lockout.

  9. dumbass…………If you go home by midnight, you never get in trouble….Oh well, get his a$$ to Waste Management, he can ride on back

  10. They are not damaging the reputation of the league because they are not currently employees of said league. The NFL can’t have it both ways. You can’t tell somebody that you can’t work for us but you must do as we say. That being said (or typed), Pacman is a POS. It would be better for all involved if he just up and died. He is a pimple on the a$$ of society.

  11. I’m shocked by this. Shocked! Of course, I’m also shocked when the sun rises and when the monster that Scooby and the gang catches turns out to be a guy in a mask.

  12. Get drunk, act like a belligerent turd, pass up the opportunity to get out of the whole thing with a simple “sorry officer” then tell the media “it wasn’t me, that’s not how it happened, I was a victim of circumstance”. If Goodell doesn’t boot him for good the teams will. He isn’t even a good player anymore.

  13. “Many of these athletes believe they are so special that the laws of behavior don’t apply to them. To be challenged by authorities becomes a confrontation because they feel they are above the law.”

    Many of “these” athletes do, indeed! They do indeed.

  14. @thegonz

    “The 20th player arrested in the 120-day long lockout. An average of one arrest every six days.”

    GREAT stat. Wow. Don’t know that # compares to the same # from off-seasons without a lockout, but that seems, on its’ face, to be WAY higher than normal…

  15. While I agree that the pcp is essential to the image of the league, to Mike’s point I would agree that it is ridiculous in this case. How can the owners ask the players to adhere to one thing while essentially saying that they are currently not even part of the league? Not to say that turds like this should have no place in pro sports, but it just seems like hypocrisy run amok to me.

  16. I think it’s prudent if we wait for the facts before we condemn him. Maybe he was texting while drinking.

    Which team is gonna win the arrest sweepstakes this off-season anyway?

  17. This guy is one of the biggest dumbasses i have ever seen. He doesnt deserve to be in the NFL at all

  18. Ray Lewis was laughed at and ridiculed when he said what he did about a heightened crime rate in an NFL lockout. I took as him talking about the NFL players only. He was saying that without something constructive to do and without some way channel the aggression that they’re paid to have naturally, these kinds of things would happen. PacMan reverted back to his old self, Roy Williams channeled his aggression into creative marriage proposals, etc…

    I don’t think this is the last time we’ll hear of these such incidents before the season starts.

  19. If everyone smoked weed instead of getting stupid drunk, there would be a lot less of this. #smokeandchill

  20. Wow… this guy clearly just doesn’t get it. And I just recently read and article saying how he turned his life around, how he is such a great family man these days. I guess that was a a bunch of bull. This whole incident could have been avoided if he had just shut his trap and left the bar. Complete moron who just never learns, enjoy your post-NFL career, Adam.

  21. And Johnathan Joseph’s pricetag just went up…

    Yet again, the hunt for a bargain is going to cost this organization. If the Bengals would simply place the premium on quality instead of price, perhaps they’d have something to show for the last 20+ years.

  22. @texline1……… I totally agree with you clowns. HOW are you gonna suspend somebody or fine them for things that they DID while being LOCKED OUT, by the league! The same league that won’s even provide medical help or attention to players rehabbing injuries or even substance abuse classes for the players that need them.It was my understanding that if your LOCKED OUT, then your not even employed with the league

  23. This guy is a loser and he doesn’t deserve to be in the NFL. Furthermore, isn’t this guy under contract? If so, then HECK YES he should be held accountable for his behavior and disciplined accordingly. Whoever said boot his a$$ was right. It’s time for this d-bag to disappear. He’s not that good anyway.

  24. The league would be hypocritical if they tried suspending or fining a player right now. Once things kick off again these players should be held accountable for their actions during the lockout. We arent talking about getting suspended or fined for bull riding or riding motorcyles. We are talking about breaking the law. Act like a scumbag, get treated like a scumbag. Dont try to find a loophole to excuse your immature and ignorant behavior and to avoid the repurcussions of acting like a dumb ass.

  25. As Pac-Main’s closest neeyuh….lemme tell y’all what REALLY went down, mane; We was shootin’ dice in da’ back of da’ scrip club, gettin’ our paper chase on, mindin’ our own, and dis’ skirt comes up and hollin’ talkin’ ’bout how she finsta give us a lap dance for a 50 spot for the each of us. Next thing you know, the po comes and puts my manz in the links all cuz of this trizzy who wouldn’t mine her bizzy. Ya’ heard?

  26. Man, there are a lot of people in this thread who have forgotten the nights in their 20’s when they got totally trashed and wound up in bed with the schnauzer at the end of the bar.

    At least Pacman has the good sense to get arrested before he makes a mistake like that.

    Seriously, the guy has major substance abuse problems. Every arrest has been while he was intoxicated to the point of total inebriation.

    What he needs now is not a substance abuse program. He needs AA and he needs it bad. He also needs to be gone from the NFL until he’s beaten his demons because whatever else pro football provides it clearly aggravates his natural tendency towards angry, violent drunken displays in public.

  27. Now that he is locked out and not an NFL player, maybe the courts will do the right thing and toss him in jail for violating probation. That would be absolutely hillarious.
    Doesn’t have the NFL to support him anymore.

  28. The really fascinating thing about this is, he, like all of us, have free will.

    Like for example… instead of going to the bar and getting hammered and into an altercation, I watched a movie at home last night. Relatively risk-free. And I don’t have a history of arrests, either.

    Now take Pac-Man; he does have a colored past, has been given 2nd, 3rd and even a 4th chance – and he chose to be in a place where he could get himself into trouble. And voila! He did. There’s a term for that.

    A MORON.

  29. melonnhead says:Jul 10, 2011 9:39 AM

    I think it’s prudent if we wait for the facts before we condemn him. Maybe he was texting while drinking.

    Which team is gonna win the arrest sweepstakes this off-season anyway?
    _______________________________

    Do I have to say the Titans, or can I just say Kenny Britt? Because off the top of my head, I think he is ahead of the other 31 teamsm by himself…lol

  30. This arrest was as predictable as his eventual re-reinstatement to the League some day down the road. This is, if he’s even suspended. The only thing that will preclude Pac-child, or any disorderly miscreant, from playing in the NFL again is diminished skills.

  31. Anyone really surprised by this? Maybe Ray Lewis was right crime is going up, mostly just in the NFL. Don’t be shocked if Pacman does no time and gets off again.

  32. Drunk disruptive and asked to leave the bar. Hmmm maybe he can go back to his alma mater he and Holgorsen can go out together after he is kicked out of the NFL.

  33. If the Commish wants to suspend these guys for stuff they did during the lockout it seems only fair that the league should put their $ where their mouth is and pay the players for stuff they would have been contractually entitled to absent a lockout such as lost workout bonuses, reimbursements for health insurance, etc.

  34. Let’s see if Paul Brown holds out for “fair market value” on Pac-man too! He is crazy enough to try.

  35. I Thought this dude had finally grown up. Man, if I had millions riding on my good behavior and couldn’t control myself, I’d hire a bodyguard to keep me at home every night.

  36. I love these “Ray Lewis was right” comments. What about the other 13 times this clown has been arrested? Learn a little something about cause and effect and then try posting again.

  37. MVQB7 says: Jul 10, 2011 12:50 PM

    Let’s see if Paul Brown holds out for “fair market value” on Pac-man too! He is crazy enough to try.

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    Paul Brown is dead… his sorry excuse for a son runs the show in Cincy now

  38. What a peice of trash. I think the death penalty should apply to people like this. What a complete waste of everything this “man” is.

  39. stairwayto7 says:
    A former Cowboy arrested? Shocking!
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    Just another outlaw the cowgirls draft in the first round, they have one on the team now what a way to move f award.
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    stairway… how many steelers arrested in past couple of years?

    Soulman45….wasn’t drafted by cowboys…think & learn before you speak.

  40. anxiously awaiting Pac-Man’s Hines Ward style multi-paragraph lawyer-written statement on this matter.

    -QG

  41. This will keep happening as long as Mike Brown continues his unhealthy obsession with bargain free agents that nobody else wants.

  42. wtfru2 says: Jul 10, 2011 9:21 AM

    Send him off to the CFL.

    That’ll cool him down, literally and figuratively.
    **************************************************
    Thanks anyway, but we don’t want your trash.

    Besides, he’d never make it across the border with that rap sheet he has.

  43. Soulman45 says:
    @TxGrown
    You must be a lawyer, I see you are protection for the outlaws.
    What a job I hope they pay you will.
    ————————————————————————————-
    Yeah I’m a lawyer who works in a warehouse. Your perceptive abilities are astounding.

  44. @TaGrown
    Working in a warehouse is not all bad you have a job making a living good for you.
    A lot of people are doing about half as good as you.
    I am a retired truck driver I live OK keep up the good work their is no sin in working.

    GOOD LUCK

    2Ta

  45. @joetoronto I completely agree. Pac-Man needs to play in a nice safe calm Canadian sports town like Vancouver. I’m sure the BC Lions could find some room on their roster for him.

    -QG

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