It looks as if the star studded in-ring career of pro wrestling for Adam “Pacman” Jones is over before it even starts. Friday afternoon the Titans got a court order that prohibits Jones from being a part of TNA’s “Hard Justice” this Sunday. Jones signed a deal with the pro wrestling company to wrestle in the event, despite it being against the better wishes of his current employer – the Tennessee Titans. “All NFL players have language in their contracts that prohibit them from engaging in activities ‘which may involve a significant risk of personal injury,”‘ team spokesman Robbie Bohren said in a statement. “We certainly believe wrestling to be hazardous, and it is obvious from the player’s conduct that he is ignoring this aspect of his agreements with the club.”
The first thought was that Jones was simply going to be at the event as a publicity stunt, but then things began to build and last night he did a taped promo for TNA’s Thursday night show when it was brought out that he would be at the PPV, and that he would have a role in the ring. Now that is not going to happen. Chancery Court Judge Robert E. Lee stated Jones should be prohibited from “participating in any activities that ‘may involve the risk of serious personal injury.”‘
“Mr. Jones is hereby restrained from providing any ‘wrestling’ or ‘performing services’ to TNA … including but not limited to the TNA “Hard Justice” pay-per-view event … for as long as this restraining order is in effect,” Davies ruled. The ruling says that Jones cannot wrestle, nor can he be a part of the event as a spectator, announcer, participant or otherwise. Jones said on ESPN on Thursday that wrestling was something to take his mind off of his one-year suspension from the league. “I don’t know what you all want me to do. Just sit in the house and be miserable all day?” he said. “I can’t do that. I have to keep my spirits up high. I have a whole family to take care of.”
Worrick Robinson, an attorney for Jones, has yet to issue a statement about the judges ruling. He did say however that the league should not keep him from being a part of wrestling if that is what Jones wants to do, and that he is sure Jones won’t get hurt in the ring. “Football is his priority,” Robinson said. “He wants to get back on the field. Whatever he does with TNA is not going to affect his health.” For now though, Jones’ health is going to be just fine, because f he likes the ruling or not, he won’t be anywhere near a squared circle on Sunday.