Goodell Should Not Change Stance on Jones’ Punishment

So the saga of Adam “Pacman” Jones is set to continue, as he is to sit down and have a chat with NFL commish Roger Goodell on Friday about his one-year suspenion. I can’t imagine what BS will come from Jones, as he has been given the league a black eye with his ridiclous number of off the field incidents and five arrests that seemed to have started right after he got drafted by the Titans in the first round in 2005.

Jones was suspended for “conduct detrimental to the NFL,” and that is exactly what he has done in about two years in the league. His latest appeal to fans and the league came in the form of taking out a full page ad in a newspaper claiming that he was going to do his best to change his ways. The one page ad to me came across as a desperate man trying anything he can to get back on the field. His words seemed hollow, and I still think that once Goodell and Jones meet face to face, the commish should keep with the first one-year suspension that he originally handed down.

The Titans have done the right thing in thinking that Jones would be gone for the season. They went out and got Nick Harper via free agency from the Colts, and seem to be ready for life without Jones, a player that no longer can head coach Jeff Fisher trust. Remember, it was Fisher that wanted Jones, and thought that despite his issues in college, he could make him a productive member of the team and of the National Football League.

Jones got what he deserved, bottom line. He should be forced to sit out a season, and with that he should learn a lesson about not breaking the law, and if he does, punishment will come with it. Goodell should stand his ground, not give in to he and his lawyers and not even think twice about making the sentence lesser. Jones needs to learn a lesson. Maybe a year on the sidelines will do just that.


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