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
Jones at a pre-season game against the Broncos.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – 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.”