How much baggage is too much?

When considering risky players, teams must weigh potential against past problems

Originally Published: August 15, 2012
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

CINCINNATI -- They met in the bowels of Paul Brown Stadium on a chilly February afternoon, a stern coach with an open mind and a desperate young man seeking a miracle. Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis knew all the notorious stories about cornerback Adam Jones before that day. Now, as Jones stood outside the team's locker room, Lewis was hearing the player better known as "Pacman" plead his case for the first time. Jones claimed all his past problems were behind him, that the troubled soul ...

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