When word broke of Pacman Jones’ latest arrest, we pointed out that, if he remains on probation for any of his past guilty pleas, he could be facing a separate problem.
Unfortunately for Pacman, he has not yet completed probation in Las Vegas due to charges arising from the NBA All-Star weekend rainmaking, which led to some gunshooting.
Per the Associated Press, Clark County District Attorney David Roger will review whether Pacman violated the terms of his probation. Roger said that a decision to pursue, or not pursue, the matter may not come for “weeks.”
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jones had served only five months of a one-year probation term.
Typically, an effort to prove the violation of a probation order entails a much lower legal standard than “proof beyond a reasonable doubt.” And that would make it easier for Roger to put Pacman what New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls “the slammer.”
That’s why it was even more important for Pacman to constantly avoid any situation that could potentially lead to a claim that he jeopardized the probation order that kept him out of jail. Early Sunday, he failed. It remains to be seen whether that means, after more than 10 legal problems since joining the NFL, he’ll finally do time.