Pacman Can Play, NFL Says

Cowboys' defensive back Jones will see first regular-season game since 2006
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2008 4:51 PM CDT
Pacman Can Play, NFL Says
Jones at a pre-season game against the Broncos.   (AP Photo)

Troublemaking cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones will be allowed to play in the Cowboys' season opener against Cleveland, the Dallas Morning News reports. Jones, traded from Tennessee this year, hasn’t played a regular-season game since Dec. 31, 2006. The league suspended him after six arrests and 12 off-field incidents, including one that involved a shooting at a Vegas strip club. Pacman, however, been trouble-free since then.

“It feels good man, you know, to get a second chance,” Jones said of his opportunity to play Sept. 7. “First and foremost, I don't want to let myself down, definitely my little girl down. I need to keep doing what I've been doing to get reinstated, staying with myself and my teammates and staying away from those knuckleheads and just stay focused.” (More Adam "Pacman" Jones stories.)

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