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Man sentenced for shooting outside strip club after Pacman made it rain

Adam Jones AP

Of all the off-field incidents involving Pacman Jones, the one that has generated the greatest scrutiny happened in 2007, when Jones “made it rain” at a Las Vegas strip club, starting off a melee that led to a shooting outside the club. Today, four and a half years later, the man convicted of pulling the trigger in that shooting has been sentenced.

The Las Vegas Sun reports that Arvin Kenti Edwards will serve four to ten years in prison for attempted murder and use of a deadly weapon.

Jones was inside the Minxx strip club when he decided to “make it rain,” or throw dollar bills from a garbage bag onto the stage. Jones became angry when the strippers started grabbing the money, a fight broke out, and after Jones was kicked out of the club, the shooting took place shortly afterward. One man was paralyzed in the shooting.

It’s never been completely clear what the connection between Jones and Edwards was, but Jones later agreed to a plea deal on a gross misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct. Jones got a year of probation.

As a result of that incident and others, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Jones, who was then with the Titans, for the entire 2007 season. Jones returned to the NFL and signed with the Cowboys in 2008. The Cowboys cut Jones after the 2008 season, and he was out of the NFL for all of 2009, but he signed with the Bengals in 2010.

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27 Responses to “Man sentenced for shooting outside strip club after Pacman made it rain”
  1. egls7 says: Aug 5, 2011 7:30 PM

    He’s still a bum

  2. kmurph1226 says: Aug 5, 2011 7:30 PM

    A great talent wasted by his off the field problems.

  3. pantherfan89 says: Aug 5, 2011 7:31 PM

    And that brings me to my next point…..
    DONT SMOKE CRACK

  4. chowface86 says: Aug 5, 2011 7:35 PM

    Bottom line… Pacman is a loser, and I hear Philly has him on speed dial.

  5. paulsdamnblog says: Aug 5, 2011 7:38 PM

    I wonder what his life would’ve been like if he had a nickname from a different Atari game, like Missle Command or Dig Dug? Better yet 3D tic tac toe.

  6. brownsfn says: Aug 5, 2011 7:44 PM

    This guy just puts the stamp on my theory that half the guys in the NFL would be behind bars if they couldn’t run fast and jump high…

  7. rajbais says: Aug 5, 2011 7:48 PM

    About damn time!!!

    Why did ESPN give a rats about showing a video of Pacman “making it rain” and censored female body parts???!!!

  8. 3octaveFart says: Aug 5, 2011 8:04 PM

    It took four and a half years to reach this decision?

    Nah, there’s nothing wrong with our judicial system.
    Nothing at all.

  9. bucks12965 says: Aug 5, 2011 8:05 PM

    So a guy gets paralyzed & the shooter will spend maybe 4 years in jail? That’s a damn shame!

  10. skoobyfl says: Aug 5, 2011 8:13 PM

    Who goes to a club with a garbage bag full of money ??

  11. kilo0986 says: Aug 5, 2011 8:16 PM

    I remember when he made it rain in a strip club in dallas and then was fighting the strippers to get his money back, thought that was funny

  12. dkeyser says: Aug 5, 2011 8:19 PM

    4 1/2 years ago….okay..i was gonna say, how does this dude have any money left?

  13. greengob1in says: Aug 5, 2011 8:27 PM

    Please…Michael Irvin did worse and the Cowturd fans worship that guy.

  14. drmonkeyarmy says: Aug 5, 2011 8:48 PM

    Why would he “make it rain” by throwing money on the stage, then get angry when the strippers tried to pick up the money? What did he expect them to do? I don’t understand this at all.

  15. trbowman says: Aug 5, 2011 8:57 PM

    This happened four years ago and he’s sentenced now?

    I hate the legal system

  16. bearsrulepackdrool says: Aug 5, 2011 9:10 PM

    It’s never been completely clear what the connection between Jones and Edwards was, but Jones later agreed to a plea deal on a gross misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct. Jones got a year of probation.

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    I’m a little lost on that too. In the video Pacman wasn’t the only one in the club “making it rain” wasn’t Nelly and Jermaine Dupri in that video? Why was he singled out? Just because he had the money?

  17. upperdecker19 says: Aug 5, 2011 9:16 PM

    A year’s probation is the going rate for being “rebellion”

  18. skins3yearplan says: Aug 5, 2011 10:05 PM

    I’m calling it now. Pacman will be a part of the 2011 Philadelphia eagles all-criminal squad.

  19. skins3yearplan says: Aug 5, 2011 10:09 PM

    Oh, and I just tried to “make it rain” in my bedroom. I threw a bunch monopoly money at my wife. It didn’t go over very well.

  20. berniemadoffsides says: Aug 5, 2011 10:52 PM

    I’m nominating this for “Best Photo of the Year” and “Best Headline of the Year.”

  21. ttalb85 says: Aug 5, 2011 11:41 PM

    I really think these creeps need to be banned a hell of a lot faster then they are. It’s making the league, and upstanding players look like S^&*.

  22. melonnhead says: Aug 6, 2011 12:55 AM

    I’m a little lost on that too. In the video Pacman wasn’t the only one in the club “making it rain” wasn’t Nelly and Jermaine Dupri in that video? Why was he singled out? Just because he had the money?

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    It was actually Nelly’s money. Pacman’s been broke for years! He got singled out because he flexed his pimp hand on one of the offending hoochies, as a pimp does from time to time.

    AND I DON’T BLAME HIM.

    Playas “make it rain” for effect, not for the benefit of some skanky strippers! That was the agreement! Of course Pacman got a little physical when he saw a few of those strawberries running around stuffing Nelly’s dolladolla beeeillsssss down they booty shorts. If somebody tries to steal from you or your friend right under your nose, what’s gonna happen? Would you call the one-time, play the role model? No, I think you play like a th.ug. We are talking about hoodrat strippers and it’s what they understand.

  23. mmmpieyummy says: Aug 6, 2011 2:26 AM

    Nice…the guy who started the whole thing only gets a year of probation…he should be sharing a cell with the shooter.

    And why was he pissed when the strippers started grabbing the cash…what in the flying fluck did he think was going to happen?

  24. bjones036 says: Aug 6, 2011 6:30 AM

    The guy should be sent to jail for life

  25. philwauke says: Aug 6, 2011 8:16 AM

    I’ve got a roll of dimes. Making it Hail! My strippers wear safety goggles.

  26. patfic15 says: Aug 6, 2011 9:58 AM

    As Pacman would say, “This dont make no dam.n sense”.

  27. juiceboxsupply says: Aug 6, 2011 11:11 AM

    one player fights dogs. another rapes a girl in a bathroom. and another starts a fight over strippers that left a man paralyzed for life. the player involved in dog fighting gets the most jail time and the most scrutiny. wtf

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