Former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones will be one of the guest speakers tonight at the Cathedral City’s All American Youth Football League Kickoff Event in Palm Springs, California. The event is an opportunity for NFL players to share their life experiences with kids.
Jones, whose checkered past includes a litany of offenses, talked about what types of things he’d be bringing up with the kids.
The only thing I can talk about are true life experiences. I’m going to be honest with them and whatever questions they ask me, I’ll answer. Be accountable and responsible for all your actions. School is cool, guns are not. Just keep working hard, enjoy your childhood.
Jones also spoke about the changes he’s undergone as he’s bettered his life:
I don’t do the things that I used to do. I don’t hang with the guys that I used to hang out with. I’m a father, I have a great fiancé, I work hard every day, and I try to lead by example.
In the past, I was a little wild, wanted to be out every night, all night. There are better things in life, you know what I mean? And thank god for my beautiful two little girls. They really changed my outlook on life.
[Source: For the Win/USA Today]