Winnipeg Blue Bombers Welcome Adam "Pacman" Jones

Matt EichelSenior Writer ISeptember 2, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 28:  Adam Jones #21 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 28, 2008 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

After head coach Mike Kelly announced that he would not be taking any more phone calls on his weekly coaches show on Winnipeg's local AM radio station CJOB, the Bombers have reportedly signed former Dallas Cowboy and bad boy Adam "Pacman" Jones to help with their punt return and special teams.

According to, Jones, 25, decided to sign with the Bombers for one year over the inaugural United Football League, which only has four teams playing a six-game schedule.

If the Winnipeg Blue Bombers season could take any more twists and turns, right now was the perfect time to take some..

The CFL still has ten weeks left in its regular season.

The 3-5 Bombers have not only gone through immense turmoil with their new coach and the fans disapproval of his multiple offseason moves, including the departures of Kelly Malveaux, Zeke Moreno, and Derek Armstrong.

Throw in the QB debate between Stefan LeFors and Michael Bishop and the rocky seasons continue to rock the Bomber boat.

Jones, who was suspended six games in the 2008 NFL season after an alcohol-related altercation with a team-provided bodyguard, has spent part of his suspension in an alcohol rehabilitation program.

Now, Jones is ready to bring back his football career to life with the Bombers, yet the question remains is Jones going to become a distraction for the Bombers, who already have enough distractions.

However, Winnipeg's director of player personnel John Murphy thinks Jones arrival in Winnipeg is a no-brainer.

As he told, "From a marketing standpoint, a business standpoint, and a football standpoint, I could got to 100 NFL training camps and every preseason game and more people will hear and know about the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the next two weeks—from the coverage we'll receive—than in the last 10 years."

The Bombers kick off the CFL's week 10 in Saskatchewan as the host their arch-rivals in Regina September 6 before coming back to CanadInns Stadium for the Labour Day Classic Banjo Bowl September 13.