Adam "Pacman" Jones : is accused of sucker-punching a female attorney in a northwest Atlanta strip-club.
posted by hawkguy to football at 03:25 PM - 43 comments
For the record, the attorney states she was in the club investigating a divorce case.
posted by hawkguy at 03:26 PM on January 15
posted by chicobangs at 03:31 PM on January 15
posted by bender at 03:33 PM on January 15
I don't get it. Why does an NFL player with loads of cash go into a crappy strip club? (No punchline, sorry. Feel free to add your own.) Couldn't he have a dozen strippers for hire in his hotel room? Once a player with his reputation steps into a piece o' shit strip club, he would automatically be a target for trouble. (Whether he causes it or not.) Pacman has got to be smarter than this, right? Right now these are only allegations, but no matter how this turns out, by many he's gonna be percieved as guilty.
posted by BoKnows at 03:46 PM on January 15
In other news, sun rises in east.
posted by Toxteth O'Grady at 03:54 PM on January 15
I don't get it. Why does an NFL player with loads of cash go into a crappy strip club? Because he's trying to rehabilitate his good name. Can you think of a better plan to do that?
posted by NoMich at 04:02 PM on January 15
"I was sitting in the office and he lunged at me numerous times in an effort to do grave bodily harm," Jackson wrote in the warrant application filed Jan. 7, "Veronica Jones, an owner, went into the hall to deal with a member of his entourage. I followed to gawk. He was in the hall, surprisingly reached over or around a security guard and sucker punched me in my left eye."
posted by geekyguy at 04:07 PM on January 15
So if the allegations are true, does he get suspended for the 2008 season does he head to Canada? Do the Titans release him? With his list of transgressions, he may well become Michael Vick's teammate as a receiver on the penitentiary ankle grabbing team.
posted by Howard_T at 04:33 PM on January 15
This will end well.
posted by rocketman at 04:36 PM on January 15
does he head to Canada? Will the authorities let you cross the border if you are convicted of a felony in the U.S.?
posted by hawkguy at 04:37 PM on January 15
Pacman has got to be smarter than this, right? Ah, ya.......ok.
posted by Nakeman at 04:39 PM on January 15
Dear God, I am writing this note to you as a sort of question about fate. How come you didn't see fit to give me incredible athletic ability? As far as I am aware of, I have never shot anyone, drowned and electrocuted dogs, or allegedly sucker punched lawyers in seedy strip clubs. I think I would have been a pretty good role model and I would have spent the bajillions of dollars wisely. Instead you made me a musician. I know I should have made my own breaks, but grunge was big and I play the saxophone. Oh well, next time around, I think baseball would be good. And please make me taller. Yours ( like you didn't know already), THX P.S. Know where I can sell 1,000 CD's quickly?
posted by THX-1138 at 04:51 PM on January 15
Did I hear correct....this happened Jan. 3? Why is it just coming out?
posted by kcfan4life at 04:52 PM on January 15
THX- If those 1,000 CD's have you doing a saxaphone version of "Jet City Woman," just tell me where to send the check for $10,000.
posted by tahoemoj at 05:05 PM on January 15
I don't get it. Why does an NFL player with loads of cash go into a crappy strip club? Why? To spread the word of the gospel to those harlots. Or, he had a lot of one dollar bills and they were taking up room in his pockets.
posted by budman13 at 05:28 PM on January 15
tahoemoj if you'll buy the rest of the damn CD's, I'll play Jet City Woman, Roundabout, Theme from Rocky, or do my best to recreate the sound of Bill Parcells farts after eating a #6 at Taco Bell. Which is pretty much what one reviewer has likened my playing to.
posted by THX-1138 at 05:28 PM on January 15
It's obvious the guy doesn't really want to play football but wishes to instead pursue his real dream: Owning a strip club! He definitely has put in the time required to learn the business. Ah, America...Land of Opportunity! One door closes, another opens up.
posted by dyams at 06:39 PM on January 15
This will end well. It's early days, but I want to nominate this for best prediction of 2008. Step 1: shoot entire magazine into foot. Step 2. reload. Step 3: see step 1.
posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:10 PM on January 15
Couldn't he have a dozen strippers for hire in his hotel room? Once a player with his reputation steps into a piece o' shit strip club, he would automatically be a target for trouble. (Whether he causes it or not.) Pacman has got to be smarter than this, right? Right now these are only allegations, but no matter how this turns out, by many he's gonna be percieved as guilty. posted by BoKnows at 3:46 PM CST on January 15 Pacman was born poor and lived poor for most of his life. What happens is that eventhough he has planty of money, he does not know how to get private strippers, so he takes the obvious route. I am not sure that private strippers for him is a good idea, the guy seems to be an extremely anti-social person and may end up with some serious charges against him if left alone in a room with a woman.
posted by Cave_Man at 08:39 PM on January 15
Did I hear correct....this happened Jan. 3? Why is it just coming out? posted by kcfan4life at 4:52 PM CST on January 15 The attempt to get money out of him did not work.
posted by Cave_Man at 08:53 PM on January 15
Pacman was born poor and lived poor for most of his life Correction. I should have wrote probaly was born and raised poor. There are no assumptions made on this site ever.
posted by Cave_Man at 09:10 PM on January 15
posted by Cave_Man at 09:16 PM on January 15
Shouldn't this have been posted to Business and Law? I'm just wondering.
posted by tommytrump at 11:48 PM on January 15
In my opinion, Atlanta has some of the best clubs in America. Anyone that says otherwise has never been there.
posted by whodat at 12:18 AM on January 16
For the record, the attorney states she was in the club investigating a divorce case. Don't they hire investigators for something like this? Maybe she is trying to cover up the fact that she is stripping on the side.
posted by dbt302 at 08:12 AM on January 16
I find it hard to believe that an NFL player failed at numerous attempts to lunge and inflict bodily harm. The Best blockers in the NFL can't hold a block forever but somehow the Strip club security was able to fend off Pacman and his entorauge through numerous attempts. Maybe those guys should try out for the Falcons. Something wreaks of shenanigans here.
posted by Steel_Town at 08:42 AM on January 16
Bouncers are allowed to do things that offensive linemen are not.
posted by hawkguy at 08:45 AM on January 16
Conversely, I suspect your average Atlanta strip-club bouncer would tend to be someone who had played some football. Those blocking & tackling skills would come in useful in a gig like that. Not to mention that Mister Jones is kind of out of practice at this point.
posted by chicobangs at 09:09 AM on January 16
People need to get a grip on what a sucker-punch is: an unexpected punch. If you've just left an office where someone repeatedly lunged at you but was prevented from hurting you by the presence of big men and furniture, and you're following along to watch him get hustled out of the club when he punches you in the eye, you can't say you didn't see it coming. Jones is certainly an all-pro shitheel who has shown the world his true worth, but when a fast, strong motherfucker with an entourage jumps stink on you, get your ass to Mars. She may have been surprised that he hit her, but that does not a sucker-punch make.
posted by Hugh Janus at 09:38 AM on January 16
People need to get a grip on what a sucker-punch is: an unexpected punch. So she was expecting the punch?
posted by jmd82 at 10:53 AM on January 16
He means she could see it coming. She was punched in the eye, after all.
posted by Goyoucolts at 11:03 AM on January 16
Wow, another notch in the crime-belt of Pac. What a major disappointment. And what a waste of potential. Poor guy, he needs help, because the NFL doesn't need bozos like him around...
posted by aMAIZEd Mark at 11:03 AM on January 16
"Wow, another notch in the crime-belt of Pac." Actually, I don't think the authorities have even issued a warrant yet. Seems to me this really doesn't hold much water. I think it is an attemp to further smear Mr. Jones for some reason.
posted by Steel_Town at 11:20 AM on January 16
This is possible. Could be another case of jumping on the band wagon. The problem is once a person is identified as trouble further implications tend to stick like glue (at least in the eyes of the public), regardless of truth.
posted by Goyoucolts at 11:24 AM on January 16
So it is ok to punch a woman in the face if she knows its coming??? Good to know. Thanks
posted by Debo270 at 12:39 PM on January 16
No... but it does change the word from "sucker punch" to "punch," which is what we were discussing. Thought I'd mention that, as you were so obviously lost in double meaning.
posted by Goyoucolts at 05:10 PM on January 16
A clerk in the Warrants Division told The Associated Press that the petition of Wanda S. Jackson had been withdrawn on Wednesday. I think she found out the cost of filing a false police report. We could have saved some space if we waited 1 more day to discuss this. Then again, if we did, we wouldn't be discussing this.
posted by Prophite at 06:22 PM on January 16
Debo270, if you're accusing me of condoning punching women in the face because you read that in my comment, please read it again, particularly where I call the guy a shitheel who has shown the world his true worth. I thought I made that clear. If I didn't, I'm sorry. If, however, you understood me from the start and chose to accuse me regardless, then that's pretty low-class. Please keep me out of it. In any case, the alleged punchee retracted her charges, so Pacman can return to his hectic life of eating fruit and keeping ahead of Inky, Binky, Pinky, and Clyde.
posted by Hugh Janus at 06:33 PM on January 16
Right now these are only allegations, but no matter how this turns out, by many he's gonna be percieved as guilty. Pacman is like OJ.. guilty until proven innocent. Adam should know better than to go near any skin joint.. but then again it is Adam Jones.
posted by Kendall at 10:04 PM on January 17
In my opinion, Atlanta has some of the best clubs in America. Anyone that says otherwise has never been there. I'll match that and raise you with Miami's Pink Pussycat or Club Rolex.
posted by BornIcon at 10:04 AM on January 18
I've never been to clubs in either cities, but I've heard good things about clubs in both of those places.
posted by hawkguy at 10:12 AM on January 18
Pacman is like OJ.. guilty until proven innocent. Shit, they proved O.J. innocent? Does that mean the civil suit was overturned? Surely it doesn't mean that I have to stop hating him, does it? I keed, I keed.
posted by tahoemoj at 12:43 PM on January 18
Oh yeah, and Mons Venus in Tampa rules.
posted by tahoemoj at 12:47 PM on January 18
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