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Titans say Pacman can't wrestle

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  1. jackrussell

    jackrussell Last of the Duke Street Kings

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    Titans Go to Court, Stop 'Pacman' From Wrestling

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    Aug 10, 6:34 PM (ET)

    By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II

    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -The Tennessee Titans got a court order Friday that prohibits suspended cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones from participating in wrestling.[/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]Jones was scheduled to make his debut with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling on Sunday in a pay-per-view event titled "Hard Justice." [/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]Citing its contract with Jones, the team said it asked a Tennessee court to intervene in order "to protect our rights in this instance." [/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]"All NFL players have language in their contracts that prohibit them from engaging in activities 'which may involve a significant risk of personal injury,"' team spokesman Robbie Bohren said in a statement. "We certainly believe wrestling to be hazardous, and it is obvious from the player's conduct that he is ignoring this aspect of his agreements with the club." [/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]Chancery Court Judge Robert E. Lee Davies agreed, saying Jones should be prohibited from "participating in any activities that 'may involve the risk of serious personal injury."' [/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]"Mr. Jones is hereby restrained from providing any 'wrestling' or 'performing services' to TNA ... including but not limited to the TNA "Hard Justice" pay-per-view event ... for as long as this restraining order is in effect," Davies ruled. [/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]The injunction strictly bars Jones from participating in any TNA event, as a "wrestler, spectator, announcer, participant or otherwise ... " [/FONT]
    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]He was suspended by the NFL for a year because of several legal scrapes since being drafted in 2005. [/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]Worrick Robinson, an attorney for Jones, didn't immediately return a phone call seeking comment about the judge's ruling. Jones' agent, Michael Huyghue, said he couldn't comment until later in the day. TNA Wrestling declined to comment. [/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]On Thursday, Jones teased his TNA appearance with an interview on ESPN2's "First Take," and defended his decision to wrestle. [/FONT]
    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]"I don't know what you all want me to do. Just sit in the house and be miserable all day?" he said. "I can't do that. I have to keep my spirits up high. I have a whole family to take care of." [/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]TNA has not revealed how much Jones would be compensated. [/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]The cornerback's latest legal problem emerged just hours after he resolved one of his least serious issues when a judge dismissed three traffic citations. [/FONT]
    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]Jones was pulled over the morning of June 10 in his orange Lamborghini sports car because the tags did not match the vehicle. [/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]Sheriff's deputies said he had switched the plate from another vehicle he owns. He was cited with a registration violation, as well as a residency violation for having a Georgia license and failure to show proof of insurance. [/FONT]
    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]Jones' attorney said earlier on Friday that the charges were dismissed because authorities had incorrect information about the registration and license. [/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]"The deputy indicated today that he was acting on the incorrect information," Robinson said. "We have worked with them to make sure that they have accurate information so that the same thing will not happen again." [/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]Robinson was also asked what he thought about Jones wrestling, and he said he didn't believe the cornerback would do anything to jeopardize his career. [/FONT]
    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]"Football is his priority," Robinson said. "He wants to get back on the field. Whatever he does with TNA is not going to affect his health." [/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]Jones still faces felony coercion charges in connection with a Feb. 19 fight and triple-shooting at a Las Vegas strip club. Jones also faces a felony charge of obstruction stemming from a physical altercation in February 2006 with an officer on patrol in Fayetteville, Ga., but no trial date has been set.[/FONT]
    [FONT=verdana,sans-serif]A misdemeanor charge stemming from an August 2006 nightclub altercation also could be revived against Jones depending on the outcome of the Vegas case.[/FONT]
  2. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

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    Looks like the Titans have Pacman in a stepover toe hold.


    An orange Lamborghini? Nothing like keeping a low profile.
  3. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    My my, is this guy a jerk, or what?
  4. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    Maybe both.....a jerk and a or what.:D
  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Just when you think his 15 minutes are up.
  6. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    If I were the Titans I'd let him wrestle and hope he breaches his contract so I don't have to abide by it and could recoup some of the bonus money.
  7. jackrussell

    jackrussell Last of the Duke Street Kings

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    ...this may be much ado about nothing. From an article dated Aug. 1st:

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    Pacman might participate with TNA wrestling, but won't wrestle

    Associated Press

    Updated: August 1, 2007, 12:59 PM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Adam "Pacman" Jones won't be wrestling for TNA Entertainment during his season-long suspension from the NFL.

    But the Tennessee Titans cornerback may participate with TNA Wrestling in other ways, according to his agent.

    The contract hasn't been signed yet, and TNA declined to comment Tuesday except to say an announcement is expected by the end of the week.

    Agent Michael Huyghue said he is mindful that Jones' NFL contract prohibits non-football activities that could cause injury. He said they have talked with the Titans about Jones' plans with TNA.

    "I think the club wants to see him do something, obviously, while we've got this time off before we report back," Huyghue said. "His intent is only to make appearances and do things and not get into any kind of physical activity that's going to jeopardize his health.

    "He's looking for a number of things obviously to occupy his time."
    Jones' attorney Worrick Robinson said TNA first approached Jones weeks ago and talks resumed in the past few days.

    "Anyone who has seen wrestling knows there are other opportunities to be involved," Robinson said.

    Huyghue said Jones' first appearance with TNA could come the weekend his teammates start their preseason schedule. The Titans' first exhibition game is against Washington on Aug. 11.

    Jones was suspended for the 2007 season in April for conduct detrimental to the NFL, and he can have his case reviewed after the Titans' 10th game, which is Nov. 19 at Denver.

    He has been arrested six times since being drafted by the Titans in April 2005, including June 22 when he turned himself in on two felony counts of coercion in a Las Vegas strip club fight that left a man paralyzed.

    Last week, the league denied Jones' bid to attend training camp.

    When he was suspended, Jones was given several requirements to meet, including devising a community service program that must be approved by the NFL. The league declined to comment Tuesday on whether Jones has come up with such a plan or if it had been approved.

    His agent is checking with the registrar at West Virginia University to see if Jones can take courses toward his degree online because he plans to stay in the Jacksonville, Fla., area and work out during his suspension.

    Jones won't start losing his $1.3 million salary until the first game checks are issued in September.

    "The fine was a significant penalty, unprecedented in the league," Huyghue said. "I'm sure he's mindful of the fact that's a significant amount of money."

    Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
  8. peplaw06

    peplaw06 That Guy

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    I don't know... sometimes all you can do is laugh.
  9. David276

    David276 Benched

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    lol that guy is getting ridiculous
  10. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    Pacman should join circus, he'll make a fine clown.
  11. Rampage

    Rampage Benched

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    let the guy wrestle, the titans probally will get rid of him in the offseason anyways
  12. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Yeah, let the punk wrestle...everything about him is fake anyways!


    :cool:
  13. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    He doesn't need to join a circus to accomplish that.
  14. dogunwo

    dogunwo Waves that make you sea-sick

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    It's not even a sure bet that he will be back in the league. I don't have a problem with the NFL suspending him without pay. I don't have a problem with the Titans not wanting him to wrestle. But how is it just to suspend him without pay, AND tell him he doesn't have a right to make a living? If the Titans dont want him to wrestle, they should compensate him whatever he was going to make wrestling. Some may argue Pacman just wants to stay in the headlines or something.
  15. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    :rolleyes: Yeah, like the poor bastid can't survive for one year so he can feed his family!

    And the Titans don't want him to wrestle so that maybe next year they can get SOME value out of this knucklehead if they can unload him to a team like say the Raiders!

    He's a punk, period! He should focus on getting back to normal society first!
  16. dallasfan

    dallasfan New Member

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    So what do they expect him to do all year? Community Service 24/7? If he wasn't going to do any wrestling, and was just making appearences and being part of the story lines, what's the big deal?
  17. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Well, he was doing alot of community unjustice while he was playing! It's time for him to just roll his way out of the NFL, period.

    :cool:
  18. Jay-D

    Jay-D New Member

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    Pacman is suspended from playing in the NFL this season by the NFL......but he still has a contract with the Titans.

    If he's really trying to turn his life around, he needs to honor that contract with the Titans, shut up, and lay low for a year.

    Something tells me Pacman is the type of guy who is gonna get in even MORE trouble without football to distract him.
  19. dallasfan

    dallasfan New Member

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    Fine, but still why can't he wrestle, if he's just making apperances and isn't in any physical harm, what's the problem
  20. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    True, but he could make some "make it rain" money.

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