Pacman Jones Threatened David Nelson During Jets vs. Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones is no stranger to controversy, and he found himself embroiled in it once again on Sunday.
Jones made threats against New York Jets wide receiver David Nelson after enduring what he viewed to be cheap shots, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
Mehta is reporting that Jones threatened to harm Nelson off the field due to his antics on it during Sunday's 49-9 blowout in favor of Cincinnati.
“I’m going to find out where you live and come and get you,” Jones told Nelson, according to a source.
Jones neither confirmed nor denied the incident, but he sounded off about Nelson during an interview with the Bengals' website, according to Mehta.
(Nelson) was playing dirty. He cut me like four times after the play. Thank God I took my medicine today—I guess—and I didn't go off. Hopefully, he'll get fined. At least three fines. There were three real cheap shots after the play.
Aaron Wilson of National Football Post provided a statement from Nelson discussing the incident:
"It was in the battle of the game, it was never repeated, he didn't say it again," Nelson told New York reporters. "At the end of the game, he didn't come up to me and say anything, either. It was just one of those things where I guess he was extremely frustrated or extremely irritated at one point in the game and just said it in the heat of the game. I didn't take it anything further than that one play."
"I wouldn't say it was a threat," Nelson said. "I'm not going to say that he threatened me or anything like that. He did say some stuff on the field, but I wouldn't take it as a threat. I'm not going to get into specifics of exactly what he said. But I can confirm I've read a lot of reports that are true."
Both Jones and Nelson are dogged competitors, so it isn't very surprising that they clashed on the field. Nelson had a nice day as he reeled in eight catches for 80 yards, but Jones shined in his own right as he returned a Geno Smith interception 60 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Should Jones be disciplined by the NFL if the threat allegations are true?
Jones has been a problem child for much of his NFL career since getting drafted No. 6 overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2005 NFL draft. He was suspended for the entire 2007 season after 10 reported run-ins with the law, including a fight at a Las Vegas strip club.
Jones was also arrested this past offseason for allegedly punching a woman at a bar, but he was found not guilty by way of self-defense, according to Kimball Perry of Cincinnati.com.
Although Jones has largely been well-behaved since joining the Bengals aside from the punching incident, he and trouble still seem to be synonymous. It is unclear if or how the NFL will deal with Jones' alleged threats against Nelson, but they shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who has followed Pacman's career to this point.
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