Roundtable: What to do with Adam Jones

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Brian Dugan

The Bengals need to sit down with Adam Jones and just level with him.  Ask him how badly he really wants to shed his “Pacman” image and remind him he is being signed to yearly contracts, and nothing long term.  Jones has made leaps and bounds to turn his life around and has become somewhat of a fan favorite in Cincinnati.

Jones has also settled down and began raising a family of his own here in the Queen City.  Jones has been no stranger to trouble since coming to the  NFL out of West Virginia University, and until he proves he can stay out of trouble for good, the “Pacman” image will continue to define his career.


Jason Marcum

I agree for Guttersnake that it’s as egregious as we’ve initially made it out to be, but the fact that he does have so many past transgressions magnifies it.

Given his arrest over the summer, combine with this citation for disorderly conduct, he needs to be sat-down for at least one game, and that could be a benefit to him in the short and long-term.

Short-term, it could actually give him a chance to get some extra rest while disciplining him for his most recent transgression, and may keep the NFL from handing down their own punishment, and given the iron fist Roger Goodell operates with, could be a 2-4 game suspension if the Bengals don’t discipline him themselves.

Long-term, it will send him a message that going forward, he has to choose who he associates himself with. His latest mishap came when he was cited for disorderly conduct after he and his friend were pulled-over and the driver had been drinking and was over the legal limit.

Those are the kind of situations he needs to distance himself from. But he’s a grown man and that’s ultimately his decision to make.

He just won’t be making as a Bengal much longer if this keeps up.


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  • skeletony

    An aside here but I could not help but notice (since all of you ADVERTISE THIS in your “About the author” bits) this persistent spamming of readers with your religious beliefs. If you want to understand what I am on about, imagine you are reading an article by a sports journalist you really like (his/her work) and you get to the bottom of said article and read the words “There is No God. Try rationality.” or some such. This is not a matter of whether we can or should just read or not read articles (I am just saying to head off any red herrings one might be thinking of tossing at me) but rather about behavior and maturity. I have no problem with anyone believing whatever they believe but such religious beliefs should not be forced into your WORKPLACE or onto your readers. The same as when Michelle Tafoya asks a cornerback “What happened on that 3rd and 20 play in the 3rd quarter?” I don’t want to hear “All praise to Allah!” or “Witchcraft actually works!” as an answer. Football is football, sports are sports, and religion is religion.