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

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.

27 responses to “Man sentenced for shooting outside strip club after Pacman made it rain

  1. 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.

  2. 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…

  3. About damn time!!!

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

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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

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

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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^&*.

  12. 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.

  13. 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?

  14. 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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