Since entering the NFL as a first-round draft pick, Adam “Pacman” Jones of the Cincinnati Bengals has made more headlines for his run-ins with the law than the plays he has made on the football field. In 2008, Jones was suspended from the NFL for eight games for his numerous arrests. However, since his return to the NFL after playing one year in Canada, Jones has maintained a low profile by staying out of trouble.
But on Sunday, several hours after posting a loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jones found himself in handcuffs.
According to reports, Jones was involved in a minor car accident and remained at the scene because a pedestrian had been injured. When police arrived, they arrested Jones and placed him in the back of the squad car. Jones was forced to remain in handcuffs for 45 minutes until the police officers released him. Apparently, the police officers thought that Adam “Pacman” Jones was the same Adam Jones who had an outstanding felony warrant.
This incident proves again that money and success don’t prevent blacks from being racially profiled by police.
Although Jones has a questionable past, the police officer’s rush to judgement should be investigated. –a.r.