Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones returns to Tennessee on Sunday to play the Titans, and he says he has mixed emotions about the team that drafted him, gave him his start, and eventually got rid of him after he became the poster boy for off-field problems in the NFL.
Jones told Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean that he blames himself, but he also wishes he had more support from the Titans.
“Yeah, I did [mess] things up off the field,” Jones said. “I blame myself for that. But I will say when times got hard [the Titans] weren’t there for me. But I ain’t holding no grudges, man. Life is too short for grudges. I don’t have time for all of that.”
Jones said he doesn’t expect Titans fans to give him a warm welcome on Sunday.
“Hell no fans aren’t going to give me a good ovation,” Jones said. “They booed me when I was there, so you know they are going to boo me when I’m on the other team. But I don’t care. That [expletive] don’t bother me.”
Jones played 30 games for the Titans in 2005 and 2006. Because of suspensions and injuries, he has played just 15 games since the start of 2007, including his first appearance of the season in the Bengals’ win over the Seahawks Sunday.