It could be ‘Game Over!’ for Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones career with the Tennessee Titans. The cornerback has been charged criminally three times for nightclub incidents already. Jones was in Las Vegas for NBA All-Star weekend and is at the center of the triple shooting that took place at a local strip club early last Monday morning.
Jones, who is under contract through 2009, has not been charged in connection with the shootings that left one man paralyzed. But police seized more than $81,000 in bills that they say belongs to Jones and sparked the melee and the shooting.
Jones was showering more than 40 strippers onstage early Monday with cash “intended as a visual effect,” a search warrant said. But a scuffle broke out when the Houston promoter who hired the strippers told them to pick up the money.
The promoter, identified as Chris Mitchell, and a male associate took a plastic trash bag containing Jones’ money and walked out the front door, the warrant says. Police recovered the money and two watches inside a safe at Mitchell’s hotel room Monday.
Club co-owner Robert Susnar has said the gunman arrived with and left with Jones and his party.
The Titans are trying to stay silent and let the police department sort it all out before commenting, but they are already starting to drop hints about Jones’ future.
Mike Reinfeldt, the team’s new general manager, was asked at the NFL Combine about Jones’ status after reports of the cornerback’s involvement in the mayhem. He replied: “I would assume there is that potential.”
One man remains paralyzed from the shootings and a stripper got a bullet in her head but remains alive. Pacman is a very talented return man and cornerback but has caused the Titans more headaches than he is truly worth. The Titans will take a big financial hit if they cut him. The would also take a big hit on defense since Jones is their best corner, but sometimes you just have to do the right thing. The fans of Titans will be calling game over on season ticket renewals if Titans management doesn’t respond in the correct way.
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