Adam “Pacman” Jones returns to Tennessee this week as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. Naturally, that means Jones is being forced to recount a tragic chapter in his life. He did so in a eye-opening interview earlier this week with The Tennessean, and I’d recommend that you give the whole thing a read.
While I admire that Jones is exhibiting some maturity by taking responsibility for the calamity of errors he made off the field during his time with the Titans, he should probably be a little more careful with his words.
The most interesting segment of Jones’ exchange with Jim Wyatt:
On whether he was out of control with the Titans: “I plead the Fifth. You can put that (expletive) in the Tennessee papers. Why would I tell you? That would be a headline story I know. But I take responsibility. I don’t have any regrets, no regrets. But there ain’t nothing working out in Tennessee; they done got rid of one of the best coaches in the NFL. I loved Fisher. He was good to me.”
I understand that saying you have no regrets is a cliché that gets the best of many of us, and I’m aware that this isn’t the first time an athlete has made such a ridiculous statement, but is Jones really that incognizant of his own words?
What would Tommy Urbanski say about Jones’ lack of regret? Urbanski is the guy who was left paralyzed as a result of a melee that Jones allegedly started at a Las Vegas strip club. Regardless of the role Jones believes he played on that night, he should regret his involvement for the rest of his life.
That he doesn’t, or that he isn’t aware that he’s stating otherwise publicly, is an indication that he’s still an ass.