No camp for Pacman
Commissioner denies suspended CB from practice
Thursday July 26, 2007 2:19PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell denied suspended cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones' request Thursday to join the Tennessee Titans in training camp.
Titans coach Jeff Fisher said the commissioner's office copied the team in on a notice in which Goodell repeated position on Jones' status that arrived right before the coach held a previously scheduled news conference.
"It's what we have expected throughout the offseason -- that he will not be permitted to participate in training camp, and he will only be permitted to use the facility one day a week for treatment and counseling," Fisher said.
"We've moved on. We're looking forward to filling the holes. We feel like we've done so with the roster. Now we need to do so with production on the field."
Jones had been preparing for camp as his agent Michael Huyghue contended the commissioner never ruled out training camp or preseason games when suspending Jones for the 2007 season for conduct detrimental to the league.
Since the suspension handed down in April, Jones was arrested for the sixth time since being drafted on two counts of felony coercion stemming from a Las Vegas strip club fight on NBA All-Star weekend. A shooting after the fight left a man paralyzed but no one has been charged in that assault.
The Las Vegas case is one of three still pending, including charges in Georgia and Tennessee.