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Pacman Jones sounds, gulp, innocent

Posted on: July 11, 2011 3:55 pm
Edited on: July 11, 2011 4:02 pm
I don't like Pacman Jones. If he moved next door tomorrow morning, my house would be on the market by lunch.

That said, I'm tempted to believe Jones didn't deserve what happened to him outside a bar early Sunday morning in Cincinnati.

Read this for yourself. No need to give you the play-by-play, but the key passage is here, courtesy of Jones' agent, Peter Schaffer:

Jones was out with friends when another female threw a punch at his wife. Jones walked up to police and said he wanted to file charges. According to other witnesses, Jones became upset as the woman who punched his wife started walking away -- while police became more concerned about Jones. After he uttered a few profanities at officers, they arrested him.

If that's the way it went down, Pacman was arrested for trying to do the right thing and losing his temper when his actions went unrewarded.

Let me put it like this: If the agent's version of the story is true, you could substitute "Gregg Doyel" for "Pacman Jones" -- because my reaction would have been similar.

If the agent's version is remotely close to accurate -- and that's a huge "if" -- the police owe Pacman an apology. And Pacman owes the police a lawsuit.

Update (4:02 p.m.): I forgot to mention, Pacman Jones already has been wrongly arrested once by cops in Cincinnati. Happened in October.

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Since: May 22, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2011 11:01 pm

Pacman Jones sounds, gulp, innocent

really unbiased by the police cannt take that one sorry never been convicted or in trouble with the law but have been taken downtown because they mistaked me for someone else hers trhe problem.The guy they said I was had on jeans a tshirt and a pirates baseball cap> I had on a white blazer blue slacks and a blue and white tie yet in the officers unbiased opinion i stole a ladies purse because i was seen at the bar or hey how about the texan football player who was rushing to the hospital to take his wife to see her mother who was dying unbiased cop tries to arrest player even after nurses and  I belive staff expalined to him the situation not saying all poice are bad have some great friends who are law officers and have utmost respect for the men in blue but they are not unbiased by any means still want to hear and see the whole situation

Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: July 13, 2011 5:37 pm

Pacman Jones sounds, gulp, innocent

Lost Boy Steve:  Swearing at officers may be disrespectful, but I don't believe being disrespectful is a crime.

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: July 13, 2011 2:19 am

Pacman Jones sounds, gulp, innocent

"hope you change score if pacmans found innocent"

Innocent? He's not going to be found "innocent" of anything. His agent already admitted he was swearing at police officers. That's guilty. Now they may not press charges, but that Vegas rap is serious. He was supposed to stay out of trouble. He's NOT. Period.

Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2011 1:19 pm

Pacman Jones sounds, gulp, innocent

Obviously we don't know what really happened; the only people who do are the ones who were there, and maybe none of them know the whole story or are willing to tell it, the good and the bad.
Look, all the agent knows is what Jones and his party told him--that, and whatever the police report says, and I don't suppose he got much exculpatory information out of that.  Jones has his take on it, the police have their take on it, the woman who allegedly threw a punch has her take on it, and it will all come out at the trial. 
I am a little curious, though, as to why the police were trying to send Jones out of the bar--if such was the case--right in the wake of the woman who he says caused the problem, if she had just left.  In fact, the agent doesn't say whether the woman did leave the bar at the point where Jones says she was starting to do, which made him upset.  If she didn't, why was he still quite so agitated?  And if she did, why would the police risk a further confrontation between her and the Joneses by sending them all out into the street, rather than persuading at least one of them to stay inside for a while? 
None of it makes sense, which is why it's pointless to jump to conclusions, or rush to judgment.  Don't worry--from our point of view it will sort itself out.  And it's not as if he's due in training camp tomorrow anyway, right?

Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2011 12:16 pm

Pacman Jones sounds, gulp, innocent

What Doyel and Pacman do not understand is that once you have been convicted as a felon, you are subject to a much stricter set of scrutiny.  The police officers gauged the situation and based on the witnesses testimony, elected to not pursue anything.  As much as that may have not set well with the Pac, he needed to keep his mouth shut.  The closest thing to an unbiased opinion of the situation must be deemed the opinion of the officers.  When Mr. Jones approached them, they explained their decision and asked him to leave the area.  When he did not, he opened himself up for what he got.  Mr Jones should apologize to the officers and ask them to reverse their arrest and possibly he can be saved from his own lack of judgement.

Since: Mar 31, 2010
Posted on: July 12, 2011 12:03 pm

Pacman Jones sounds, gulp, innocent

Doyle You're an idiot!!  Who was the source? Pacman's agent! Pull your head out! This moron has a history of trouble and then placing blame on others!

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: July 12, 2011 10:25 am

Pacman Jones sounds, gulp, innocent

That's okay, yelling man, we're good up here in the Great White North; you can keep him.

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