Adam “Pacman Packer” Jones: Packers Make Call To Adam Jones

Adam SpragueContributor IMay 3, 2010

IRVING - AUGUST 28:  Cornerback Adam 'Pacman' Jones #21 of the Dallas Cowboys watches from the sidelines during a preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings after being reinstated to the league earlier in the day on August 28, 2008 at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas.  The Cowboys won 16-10.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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It’s now official, the Green Bay Packers announced that they did indeed contact Adam Jones, despite the previous legal trouble the former Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys player has been in over the past few years.

Legal trouble has not stopped Ted Thompson in the past, as around this time last year the Packers were inquiring on Michael Vick who was fresh out of prison.

There was a lot of talk stating that Vick would not be a good fit in Wisconsin given the small cities in the area and the same has to be true for Jones.

Jones, a 5’10” 186 pound corner-back/return man/TNA wrestling superstar, has had some success on the football field but nearly all of it is overshadowed by his suspensions, his rap career, his bad boy image and maybe even his TNA World Tag Team Championship win.

Jones has been cleared to play again by the NFL but one would have to think that any team that would take the risk in signing Jones would have to keep him on a short leash.

As for the Packers, one has to wonder how veterans Al Harris and more importantly how defensive player of the year Charles Woodson, would respond to having Jones in their drills let alone on the opposite side of the field.

In just a few short days message boards have heated up in Wisconsin, some locals are already asking if Jones, “has checked out the VIP room at Beansnappers,” (a local strip club in the Green Bay area.)

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Jones would no doubt be an upgrade to a Packers return game which has been lackluster over the last several seasons, but one has to wonder if the distractions would be worth it.

The last time the Packers won the Super Bowl they took a big chance on Andre “Bad Moon” Risen who had a notorious bad boy reputation. 

Risen was instrumental in helping the Packers that year. 

Time will tell if Jones ends up a Packer, but you have to wonder how many fans even want him there.

Jones is yet to receive an offer from an NFL team for a tryout.


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