NFL defensive back Adam “Pacman” Jones is no stranger to being in trouble with the law. Jones has faced several suspensions from the league and has been arrested an unbelievable amount of times, but he is hoping to use those poor choices and life experiences to help kids avoid going down the same dark path and making the same mistakes.
While speaking with USA Today, Jones said that he is speaking to young children to teach them what can happen if you don’t make the right choices in your life.
“The only thing I can talk about are true life experiences,” Jones said. “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 missed two full seasons for violations of the NFL’s personal conduct policy and he says that the time away from football and with his family helped him to change.
“I don’t do the things that I used to do,” he said. “I don’t hang with the guys that I used to hang out with. I’m a father, I have a great fiancée, 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.”
Jones was recently arrested after an incident with a woman in a Cincinnati bar after being provoked, but for the most part he has steered clear of trouble.
He is doing his best to turn his life around and it is great to see that he is looking to help young children avoid the mistakes that he made early on in his life.