Adam "Pacman" Jones has gone from being a shut-down corner to simply being shut down. But is the NFL any closer to solving a lingering problem?
Adam "Pacman" Jones won't play this season in the NFL.
After a brief but troubled two years in the league, Jones has been suspended for a full season by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Along with Jones, who has been arrested five times in the last 24 months and questioned by police 10 times, Cincinnati's Chris Henry also received an eight-game suspension from Goodell following the receiver's repeated run-ins with the law.
The punishments handed down for Jones and Henry came according to the league's old policy on player behavior off the field, but they also represent a message about Goodell's stated intention to focus his attention on the perception of an increasingly lawless group of NFL players. But will Goodell manage that feat, and are NFL players really more troubled than the rest of us?