Dec 13, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Pacman Jones (center) is restrained by cornerback Terrence Newman (23) after being called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty by back judge Todd Prukop (30) at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Adam “Pacman” Jones ‘Keeps It Real’ With Rookies


Adam “Pacman” Jones is the one NFL player most likely to get in trouble off the field. Yet he keeps getting trotted out to the NFL Rookie Symposium to warn them about making the same mistakes he has.

But Pacman Jones said that his message was more powerful this year because of his current legal circumstances. Jones was arrested and accused of striking a woman with an open palm after she threw a beer bottle at him. He has plead not guilty to the charges.

“I can’t control what people say, or what people’s opinion is,” Jones told NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano. “But who are you to judge or say how I’ve grown or what I’ve done. …I’m just gonna keep doing what I’m doing, being a great father and doing good in the community and keep my head straight and keep doing like I’ve been doing.”

While people question the decision to bring Jones back, he was adamant that he wasn’t going to let the situation deter him from participating and that he wants to “keep it real.”

“Guys tend to run away when they feel pressure,” he said. “I had the chance to run away … I refuse to do that because the guys need to know really what is happening out there. Not what you want to hear, not the cut message. It needs to be really uncut so guys can know what guys are going through and what situations they need to stay away from.”

And Andrew Siciliano asked the pressing question: Will you be suspended?

“I pray not, it shouldn’t be,” he said.

The entire interview can be viewed Tuesday night on NFL Network’s “Total Access” at 7 p.m. ET.

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