ESPN Just Brought Out The Big Guns (No Pun Intended) On Pacman

Thursday, January 08, 2009

ESPN just aired a portion of the Outside The Lines piece that will air in its entirety this Sunday, and I take back everything I said about them ever getting "egg on their face". Not only do they have accounts from parties at the Atlanta strip club about Pacman the night in question, but they also have surveillance footage of Jones entering "Club Blaze" just past midnight. Here is the snippet that just aired on Sports Center....



It's sad that Adam Jones' career is likely over, especially considering the talent that he had, but it's even more sad that he just couldn't keep things together after second, third and fourth chances. I can't believe that it took this long for the story to come out, and good job by ESPN on being the first to investigate/break the item.

ESPN should be sued for a lot of things, but it appears that this isn't one of them.

Posted by Awful Announcing at 1:59 PM

12 Comments:

After pulling crap like that, PacMan should have never been reinstated by Roger Goodell. I smell a lifetime ban for him now, along with Michael "Ron Mexico" Vick for those gambling tendencies that go with do fighting if you nowwhat I'm talking about.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 8, 2009, 2:18:00 PM  

I tend to disagree...the stories of the 3 men seem rather dubious to me. One claims that there was a short exchange with Pacman after he talked to the woman and no other words after that, the other says there were more words, and the last says he stuck his hand down his pants- did he even flash a gun? Also, the surveillance camera footage doesn't prove anything other than Pacman was at the club that night. Don't get me wrong, I think Pacman is a scumbag (wait, can I say that word?), but I don't think this is any real hard evidence. My real question is why anyone cares about this at all, and why ESPN is showing this now. Enough already.

IMan883 said...
Jan 8, 2009, 2:24:00 PM  

@ AA: Just like the Auburn fan who meant "no disrespect to Tim Brando" yet proceeded to disrespect him, generally when someone puts "no pun intended", the pun is actually intended. But I agree with you, ESPN has the smoking gun on Adam "Don't Call Me 'Pacman'" Jones.

It is a shame that such a talent is going to waste, but it's even a bigger shame that someone as malicious and someone who has both literally and figuratively gotten away with murder so many times such as Mr. Jones is not in jail, yet.

JFein said...
Jan 8, 2009, 2:27:00 PM  

Pacman being at a nightclub is not illegal. I still see no proof that he ordered the hit. Being there doesn't prove he did.

They even asked the guy and he said he felt like he ordered. He didn't say he saw or heard Pac order it.

It's all hearsay and yall will convict him based on his past.

Anonymous said...
Jan 8, 2009, 3:16:00 PM  

The Pacman story is not sad. He did this to himself.

GMoney said...
Jan 8, 2009, 4:09:00 PM  

This coming from a man who has Enrico Palazzo as his avatar. Yes, he did do it, and no it isn't sad. Making it rain in Vegas at Thug Party Central (a/k/a the NBA All-Star Weekend) was the apex of K2. This was Kilamajaro.

JamesCraven said...
Jan 8, 2009, 5:04:00 PM  

I wouldn't throw too many accolades ESPN's way. After all, don't you think that they've had this report in the can for a couple of weeks (at least) and were waiting to spring it when the Cowboys made the Super Bowl?

alan said...
Jan 8, 2009, 5:37:00 PM  

Something about this sort of rubs me the wrong way. I'm inclined to say that ESPN should let the police do their job, and if/when something comes of this, then okay, whatever.

Granted, you might call this good investigative reporting, but when it comes to ESPN, I'm so skeptical because everything they do just feels like glorified self-promotion, which makes the network almost impossible for me to watch. And in this case, Pacman seems like such an easy target - not just because he set up all this trouble for himself, but because, for ESPN's viewing audience, there's going to be little sympathy for the guy.

As wrong as it may seem, I'm kind of hoping this blows up in ESPN's face and Pacman wins his proposed lawsuit.

Nosferatu said...
Jan 8, 2009, 6:06:00 PM  

Pacman jones is a draftbust and I call him draftbust jonesncause he didn't live up to the hype when he was with the titans and now the cowboys his NFL career is over just like vick and ryan leaf!

Matthew said...
Jan 8, 2009, 6:30:00 PM  

Not that I'm a Pacman apologist or defender but this story doesn't pass the smell test. The entire crux is based around the anonymous statements of guys who "think" Pacman ordered a hit. Zero proof that he was involved. Just a matter of ESPN going to the wood shed for another round with their favorite whipping post.

Some real hard-hitting journalism from one of the easiest targets around. Hmm, let's report a story where no one was charged with a crime because of a lack of evidence.

Anonymous said...
Jan 8, 2009, 7:09:00 PM  

I just like how ESPN refused to say that the former police officer arrived in a Michael Vick jersey. Instead it's a "number seven" jersey...in Atlanta.

Scott @ WFNY said...
Jan 8, 2009, 8:31:00 PM  

With Pacman out of the league what will ESPN do? Never has such a non-significant piece of shit gotten so much air time. I meant hey lead of Sportscenter with this shit last night, when did it become TMZ ?
Now that he will get shit canned ESPN will have to dig deeper to find anmother piece of shit they helped create in this digital age.

Drew said...
Jan 9, 2009, 8:25:00 AM  

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