Finally: Any Missteps by ‘Adam' Pacman Jones Could Lead to a Lifetime Supsension

Earlier this week, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell performed his version of the ceremonial turkey pardoning when he reinstated "Adam" Pacman Jones. Jones, as you may recall, was suspended for the 2007 season for various transgressions, and after winning the good citizenship award this summer, was allowed to return to the league.

That lasted a few weeks, and following an incident with his bodyguard in a hotel bathroom, Goodell again suspended Mr. Pacman, this time indefinitely.

After a 30-day stint in a rehab and with a clean bill of health in hand, Jones is back. But this time, the league is SERIOUS: if the Dallas cornerback can't stay out of trouble, he could be banished for life. If it sounds familiar, it's because we've heard it before.

Whatever, ESPN's Chris Mortensen has the details:

Goodell added two more games to [Jones'] suspension and he gave heavy weight to the recommendation of the clinical specialist who oversaw Pacman's 30-(day) rehab and treatment... Sources say one of [the conditions is that] Jones must continue intensive rehab and counseling on an outpatient basis.

Any missteps, including, say, a missed appointment, could lead to a lifetime banishment. Oh, and Jerry Jones will not reinstate his four-man "watch Pac" detail.

So there you have it. Perhaps the most asinine thing to come of all this? Chris Berman's sanctimonious follow-up: "Pacman Jones should be very lucky to have the opportunity to play football in the National Football League." The thing is, I don't disagree with Berman, but he was the same dude who almost broke down on set upon learning that Mike Nolan had been fired, and then proceeded to whinge about how he couldn't understand the move.

In any event, Pacman is in the proverbial building, and barring any other incidents, he should return to the lineup when the Cowboys travel to Pittsburgh in two weeks. In the meantime, he'll be required to check in with his team-appointed probation officer every Tuesday, and as long as he stays on track, free movies for everyone!

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