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Pacman Jones says two NFL fines cost him $90,000


Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has a multimillion-dollar judgment hanging over his head after losing a lawsuit regarding the infamous shooting outside a Las Vegas strip club where he “made it rain.” So on that scale, losing $90,000 in pay isn’t all that significant.

But Jones is still unhappy over two fines totaling $90,000 imposed by the league office.

According to, Jones told reporters that he was fined $15,000 this week for a horse-collar tackle against the Redskins. He also revealed that he was fined $75,000 before this season for an incident in a Cincinnati bar during the lockout in 2011. The NFL’s ability to discipline Jones for off-field conduct at a time when the owners had shut down the league was the subject of some controversy, and until Jones mentioned the $75,000 fine, we hadn’t heard what the final discipline turned out to be in that case.

Jones said he isn’t optimistic about appealing.

“Adam Jones has never won an appeal with the NFL,” Jones said, discussing himself in the third person.

Jones also said he doesn’t think the NFL’s policies on fining players for on-field indiscretions are fair, noting that he was fined more for what he views as a borderline horse-collar tackle than players are typically fined for late hits.

“I’m not happy about it,” Jones said. “If you look at the film, like you should look at it, it’s clear that I had the jersey. I could see if it’s a late hit. No way a guy gets $10,000 for a late hit and I get $15,000. It’s ridiculous. If I hit somebody late, it should be more than a horse-collar for a frst offense.”

Ultimately, Jones said, he won’t change his ways on the field.

“I’m going to be physical,” he said. “I’m not going to stop playing hard becaue I get fined every week. My goal is to play hard, play smart, play fast. If I get fined within those lines, it is what it is.”

But maybe that $75,000 will help persuade Jones to change his ways off the field.

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26 Responses to “Pacman Jones says two NFL fines cost him $90,000”
  1. butthatmakestoomuchsense says: Sep 28, 2012 9:05 PM

    Cue to “make it rain” references and jokes that were already old in 2007 in 5…4…3…

  2. nyyjetsknicks says: Sep 28, 2012 9:13 PM

    Not a Pacman fan, but I don’t think the league could have fined guys in a league that “didn’t exist”.

  3. irishfan109 says: Sep 28, 2012 9:22 PM

    ^^ Cue the jokes about other people making jokes that were old in 2007.

  4. realfann says: Sep 28, 2012 9:26 PM

    Locking out a player and then fining him for his behavior is BS of the highest order.

    Roger being an a$$ yet again.

  5. mickydubbslionsfan says: Sep 28, 2012 9:26 PM

    Wow, most players don’t have to file bankruptcy till after they retire. Looks like Pac Man might change that theory…

  6. ibreathefootball says: Sep 28, 2012 9:31 PM

    This guy is a total idiot, and will always be just that. More players like this should be kicked out of the league, no matter their skill level. To be treated like a human, you better act like a human!

  7. reprob8 says: Sep 28, 2012 9:33 PM

    hope he’s put some money away for when his career is over…let’s face it, where else can he go after the Bengals, now that Al Davis’ “Boys Town” is closed?

  8. rg3enoughsaid says: Sep 28, 2012 9:34 PM

    2…1… MAKE IT RAIN! one of his 19 kids could have caught 10balls for 150yds against our secondary though… so.. he has that going for him

  9. evilbilly3 says: Sep 29, 2012 12:08 AM

    How does his life off the field have any ruling on what he does on the field? In the court of public appeal he lost, but IF he’s not guilty of his fine, than you are comparing apples to oranges. I wish you would could argue that he’s guilty of his penalty without making it personal, instead of getting some idiots to agree.

  10. westcoastpackerfan says: Sep 29, 2012 12:18 AM

    Roger Goodell’s policies are going to force premier athletes to other sports. Why the hell would you want to be an NFL Player when you will probably be crippled, and during your 4 year NFL career, Roger Goodell will fine you any time you accidentally hit someone hard or go to the strip club. Oh, and not to mention that the NFL is the only sport without guaranteed contracts.

    Yeah, sign me up.

  11. nomoreseasontix says: Sep 29, 2012 12:32 AM

    Well, hell… Can’t say he’s not paying for being stupid…
    Darwin strikes again….

  12. rickastleydancemoves says: Sep 29, 2012 12:46 AM

    Vince Young has completed the amazing feat of going broke before 30 whilst having accumulated 10’s of millions of dollars. Antonio Cromartie and Pacman will not be far behind.

  13. skoobyfl says: Sep 29, 2012 12:49 AM

    Pacman doesn’t eat himself.

  14. badintent says: Sep 29, 2012 1:25 AM

    He did shut down a “JOE’ on “Pros vs. Joes” ! That’s when I knew he was gonna get back in the NFL( No Fu*king Losers) Oxemoron. Dang

  15. grandpoopah says: Sep 29, 2012 1:56 AM

    Too bad, Pacman could have started a good 6 or 7 strip club riots with a trash bag full of $90k. Imagine the headlines we missed out on.

  16. rogergoodellsays says: Sep 29, 2012 5:07 AM

    Watch your mouth you!
    Haven’t you learned anything by my rule yet?
    It’s more important to heavily fine people for things like fights in nightclubs and saying mean words, than to do something that could actually hurt someone.

    It’s just politics pacbro. Why do you think that the politicians always are arguing about gun control and gay marriage instead of actually doing their job to fix the economy?


  17. egreen4590 says: Sep 29, 2012 5:35 AM

    What does he care if we gets fined? He already owes more money from the lawsuits than he has to his name soo.. you can’t really pay off those fines with no cash

  18. pabrownsfan says: Sep 29, 2012 5:55 AM

    he went back to being called adam and seems like he cleaned his act up. being fined for something during the lockout is total bull.

  19. jimnaizeeum says: Sep 29, 2012 7:11 AM

    “he was fined $75,000 before this season for an incident in a Cincinnati bar during the lockout in 2011.”
    I see he is still making very bad & costly decisions…not what you would call a quick learner

  20. billh1947 says: Sep 29, 2012 8:15 AM

    He is obviously being fined so much based on his bad reputation,he shouldnt be fined for doing anything bad during the lockout where he wasnt under any contract with the NFL,isnt that why they were locked out,it was a labor dispute and the players were looking for a new contract because the old one expired.I have never heard of a player getting fined for a horse collar tackle,its a fifteen yard penalty and play goes on.unjust fines are not ok even if the player is an ass.

  21. movaughnsanis says: Sep 29, 2012 8:44 AM

    Damn Goodell. That’s a lot of food you’ve taken off those strippers tables. They are just trying to pay their way through med school and feed their families. Have a heart you self-righteous jerk.

  22. mjobri01 says: Sep 29, 2012 9:55 AM

    on a larger scale i’m not sure why the player’s union doesn’t take this issue to the NLRB or file wage claims at the state level..these fines are oppressive..if any other private employer did this it would draw scrutiny

  23. yeayoubetcha99 says: Sep 29, 2012 10:39 AM

    90k. is that enough to make it rain

  24. samoanjungle says: Sep 29, 2012 11:48 AM

    75k for yelling at a server? C’mon man!

  25. bsizemore68 says: Sep 29, 2012 5:43 PM

    The rules are in force during the lock out, if he didn’t know the rules then he needs to talk to his agent or the union, however I think he could care less about the rules, that is why he stays behind the old 8 ball. Bill

  26. backindasaddle says: Sep 30, 2012 1:34 PM

    It’s called ‘consequences’ Pacman. It’s just very simply the consequences of being an Ultra-Turd. These are the consequences that you must pay for being the person that you are.

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