Adam Jones Sends Letter for Reinstatement

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The maturation of Adam “Don’t Call Me Pacman” Jones continued as the reformed defensive back sent a letter asking for full reinstatement to the NFL


(Philadelphia, Pa) — According to a story by Calvin Watkins in the The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Cowboys DB Adam “Don’t Call Me Pacman” Jones has sent a 1 1/2-page letter to commissioner Roger Goodell asking to be fully reinstated. We all know about Jones’ laundry list of off the field issues that have caused him to be suspended since the spring of 2007, so we will not re-hash them. But there seems to be a legitimate opportunity for the troubled and equally talented Jones (currently has  to play in a regular season game for the first time since December 2006. 

Goodell has already given a partial reinstatement (training camp and preseason games) with the pledge to review Jones’ case again before the 2008 season.  To the credit of Jones and the Cowboys organization namely Calvin Hill (Dallas Cowboys Player Development Coordinator A.K.A their Father Flanagan), the chances of the player formerly known as “Pacman” getting on the field look good.

Jones’ letter is the latest step in showing everyone that he has indeed changed and if his current standing in Dallas is an indication (No incidents on or off the field, staying away from the clubs, working with Hill, security staff of four men he is personally working with, and being mentored by reformed former Cowboys heroes Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin).  Jones said to Watkins of the whole situation, “I’m feeling real good, It’s just a letter on why I feel I should be reinstated. It’s my chance to respond, and we’ll see how it goes. “The Cowboys are hoping that the NFL will make a decision before Aug. 26, the day the rosters need to be trimmed to 75 players.

My feeling is that Jones will get is much-awaited last chance to make it in the NFL.  Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones in trading for the troubled former 2005 first round draft pick, put himself out on a limb and right now you would have to say Adam Jones has delivered.  I believe in letting people learn from their mistakes and getting on last chance, so hopefully Jones has learned playing in the NFL is a privilege.


 Lloyd Vance is a Sr. NFL Writer for Taking It to the House and an award winning member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA)


Author: lloydvance

Lloyd Vance is a NFL Writer, Analyst, Draft Expert, Researcher, and Historian. He serves as a Editor for "Taking It to the House and he covers the NFL on a daily basis. He is an Accredited Member of NFL Media and Philadelphia Eagles Media. Member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA), Pro Football Researchers Association (PFRA), and The Maxwell Football Club

One thought on “Adam Jones Sends Letter for Reinstatement”

  1. This news sounds good. I coach Adam Jones for 3 years at Westlake High School in Atlanta. I pray that he continues to let everyone know the good side of Adam that I know. He is also a very hot topic on our sports radio show. God please bless Adam!

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