Nobody and I mean NOBODY makes Roger Goodell look like a fool. (Except Roger Goodell of course)
Posted by Thomas the Terrible on October 15, 2008
Pacman in trouble? Stevie Wonder could have seen this coming but you couldn’t could you Roger? I know, I know but Jerry Jones told us (and you) that he didn’t do anything wrong, it was Donkey Kong…
Roger, Roger Roger…I can’t believe you actually fell for it, you actually believed the player formally known as Pacman Jones turned a corner in his life. You know you believed it Roger, don’t deny it. On October the 8th you were quoted as saying:
“Adam knows how much emphasis I put on making sure that he makes good choices going forward, that he avoids situations where he can reflect poorly on himself, the Cowboys or the NFL. So far he seems to have been able to do that very effectively.
“I am supportive of him and am hopeful that he will be able to do that for the rest of his life. I am hoping he will not only be a great NFL player but he will continue to do the right things so he can lead a productive life off the field as well.”
Now here it is a week later after you spoke those words and you have suspended Pacman Adam Jones for at least four games. Do you feel foolish Roger? Do you? Perhaps you should.
In your letter to Pacman Adam Jones that informed him of his latest and greatest suspension, you wrote that Jones’ “disturbing pattern of behavior was clearly inconsistent with the conditions I set for your continued participation in the NFL.”
When you reinstated Pacman Adam Jones from suspension before the regular season began, one of the your conditions for Jones to remain an active player was that he remain in compliance with all aspects of his three-year probation from when he pleaded no contest last February to a felony in Fayette County, Ga.
Now we know that you’re expecting to weigh whether Pacman Adam Jones was in potential violation of his probation, in which he was prohibited from alcohol-related incidents.
Are you feeling a tad bit stupid yet Roger?
You’re now reduced to saying that your decision on whether Pacman Adam Jones can return to play will be based on his strict compliance with the NFL and the Cowboys in relation to treatment plans and evaluations by clinical “experts.”
The Cowboys owner Jerry “Soulless” Jones said he does not regret making the trade that brought Adam Jones to Dallas.
“I don’t regret having been a part of helping him do better. I am sorry that we’ve had the negative publicity and that is the price that we pay for the team as well as the NFL.”
However I bet the Titians do regret making the trade, because according to the terms of the trade that sent Pacman Adam Jones to Dallas, they would have to give the Cowboys a fifth-round draft pick if Jones is suspended again by the NFL.
See folks Pacman can screw a team that he isn’t even playing for.
Of course I have to ask the following question:
Is it too late to get Pacman Adam Jones on one of those Guinness commercials? Punching out your own bodyguard while on probation? BRILLIANT!
Seriously this does offer hope that the Ron Mexico Revolution still can live on!
Roger…one more behavior issue with Pacman Adam Jones and he should be expelled from the NFL…wait didn’t you already say that once before?
Also Roger you’re setting a bad example. This seems more like a grudge than anything else. Larry Johnson has been charged with assault numerous times but has never been subject to your czar-like discipline. I really don’t care one way or another about the Cowboys, but I can’t help but look at the track record and see hypocrisy all over the place.
Pacman Adam Jones hasn’t learned that playing in the NFL is a special privilege, not a right. He knew he had no leeway, and even something that brought the cops out, regardless of charges being filed, would not sit well with the bosses.
However I imagine he’ll serve the 4 game suspension and be back, though, assuming there’s no “rain” of any kind in his or your forecast.