Goodell Says its Too Soon to Say if Pacman Violated Suspension

ESPN reports that while still waiting on the facts on the latest incident in which Adam “Pacman” Jones is alleged to have been involved, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said here Tuesday that it is too soon to say if the Tennessee Titans cornerback violated the terms of his suspension. Jones is being sought for questioning by DeKalb County, Ga., police following an alleged verbal altercation inside an Atlanta-area strip club early Monday morning. The altercation allegedly led to a shooting a few blocks away from the club.

“I would prefer to wait until I know everything that went on before I comment specifically on the incident,” said Goodell, who is attending the NFL player health and safety conference dealing with concussions. “So I don’t know if ‘disappointed’ is a fair term to describe how I feel. When I met with Pacman last week, he told me he was taking steps to change things in his life, and he seemed sincere about it. I hope that’s the case. But I don’t have the facts yet.” The league is, however, investigating the latest incident, in an effort to determine Jones’ role, if any.

“Yes, he did say that he was going to stay away from those places that might be a problem, or places where there could be trouble,” Goodell acknowledged. The incident in DeKalb County occurred only six days after Jones dropped his appeal of the one-year suspension imposed by Goodell in April. The suspension could possibly be reduced to 10 games if Jones meets certain stipulations, one of which is that he have no further involvement with law enforcement officials.


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