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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
No longer Pacman: It's Adam Jones

By Todd Archer


IRVING, Texas – Since leaving Dallas, Adam Jones has found a home in Cincinnati. Yes, Adam Jones.

Jones, who had a tumultuous season with the Cowboys in 2008, has been a valuable member of the defense and a dangerous return man, averaging 15.3 yards per punt return with an 81-yard touchdown.

On a conference call with local media on Wednesday, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis was asked how Pacman was doing.

“Adam? Pacman got left in Dallas or wherever,” Lewis said. “Adam’s doing fine. He’s really done well and I think just all the athleticism and all the ability he has it’s been great to see it come to the forefront. He’s obviously turned his life around in a lot of ways and it’s fun to see him as a dad and doing the things he’s doing here. He’s really helped a lot of the young players, Dre Kirkpatrick, who we drafted No.1 this year … Not many people get to live through what he’s lived through and still be standing to play in the National Football League. So his story is one that will be written for a while of a guy who football was that important to him that he realized that a lot of the things going on his life were not benefitting him to play football. They were taking football away from him and you could tell how important football was to him.”