October 9, 2008

Pac-Man Involved in Fight With His Own Bodyguard


DALLAS - Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam Pac-Man Jones was involved in a fight with one of his bodyguards, according to Dallas police, the night before attending a previously scheduled team meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. No one was arrested and no one will be charged in connection with the fight late Tuesday at The Joule, an upscale downtown hotel. Jones, a former West Virginia star, missed all of last season for Tennessee while serving an NFL suspension for off-field incidents. Goodell reinstated the cornerback, acquired by Dallas in a trade in April, just before the season opener. Someone from the business called police, Dallas police Cpl. Jerry Monreal told The Associated Press. Police arrived and spoke to the parties after they had a verbal argument. Both parties agreed to leave, and they left. The incident report lists no names, and Monreal said he did not know if Jones was involved in the fight, which was first reported by TV station KTVT. Details of the incident and Jones involvement were confirmed to the Dallas Morning News by Deputy Chief Vince Golbeck, a commander of the central patrol division that responded to the call. Jones agent, Worrick Robinson, said he had spoken with the player on Wednesday but declined to discuss the details of their conversation. He referred all questions to the Cowboys. Team spokesman Rich Dalrymple did not immediately respond to an e-mail and voicemail left by The Associated Press. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the NFL had no comment. Before meeting with the Cowboys on Wednesday, Goodell said to reporters in San Antonio: Adam knows how much emphasis I put on making sure that he makes good choices going forward, that he avoids situations where he can reflect poorly on himself, the Cowboys or the NFL. So far he seems to have been able to do that very effectively. I am supportive of him and am hopeful that he will be able to do that for the rest of his life. I am hoping he will not only be a great NFL player but he will continue to do the right things so he can lead a productive life off the field as well.

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