IRVING, TX - DECEMBER 20: Adam Jones #21of the Dallas Cowboys looks on during their NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens at Texas Stadium on December 20, 2008 in Irving, Texas. The Ravens defeated the Cowboys 33-24. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
As we reported earlier, Pacman Jones is not headed up north after all. No snow, no Labatt's, no Blue Bombers; not for Pacman Jones at least. And it's not for no good reason. According to the Winnipeg Sun (via PFT), Jones was dropped before being signed, because of, very possibly, the most ill-advised U-Stream video in the history of U-Stream videos.
Through 44 minutes, according to the report, a shirtless Pacman boasted about his wealth and all but called the CFL a dog-and-pony show that he needed only as a route to return to the NFL. Jones is quoted in The Sun:
"Don't throw no dollars at me," a shirtless Jones, flexing for the camera, said at one point. "If you want to throw somethin' at me, throw me an NFL contract, man."
Jones has a point here; if anyone's going to be throwing dollars at anyone it's going to be Pacman. And he has the court cases to prove it.
"I've got a clause in my contract, when I get a call from an NFL team I can go over," he said. "I actually got two calls today, so if they tell me tomorrow that Pacman's back, that'd be a bummer for all my Winnipeg fans."
Oh, yes. Those fans that he's won over with his dedication, his gratitude towards the team and the town that afforded him a second chance at a time when most of the NFL looks at him like a stripper with a mysterious sore on her lip (though, that could just be a bruise from Pacman's last visit). Oh, yes. Those guys.
The worst part (if there really is just one discernible worst part) is that until Jones was informed by a caller, he exclaimed, "Go to the UFL and do my thing and get ready for a playoff run in the NFL, you know what I'm sayin'?"
No, we don't; because, according to PFT, the UFL doesn't want him either. According to their unnamed UFL source, the league wasn't only uninterested in Jones, but actually relieved when they had heard he was headed up North.
But no more. With the AFL gone the way of the dodo, and little interest elsewhere, options are scarce for Jones. And, tragic as it may be (it is, really), the talented 25 year-old has no one to blame but himself.