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Adam Bernard "Pac Man" Jones (September 30, 1983) is an American football cornerback and return specialist for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the first round with the sixth-overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. He played college football at West Virginia.
Jones has also played for the Dallas Cowboys. He was suspended from the NFL for the entire 2007 season and for part of the 2008 season for off-the-field conduct.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
Debut and Team Pacman (2007)
On July 30, 2007, it was reported that Jones was working on a deal with the professional wrestling promotion, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and since he had a one-year suspension from the NFL, he had more time on his hands to pursue other interests. As the news circulated, Titans coach Jeff Fisher stated that his football contract could preclude him from actually wrestling with the company, but negotiations continued for a non wrestling role. On August 6, TNA confirmed through their website that a deal had been signed, and afterwards interviews with Jones and Jeff Jarrett, one of TNA's Vice Presidents, indicated that he did intend to wrestle, primarily as part of a tag team.
After some legal wrangling, it was agreed that Jones could appear for the company, but in a non-physical role only. During his time there, he was placed into a tag team known as Team Pacman with Ron "The Truth" Killings and held the company's World Tag Team Championship by defeating Sting and Kurt Angle after Angle attacked Sting after Sting was accused of attacking Angle's wife Karen. Since Jones was not allowed to appear in the ring, Rasheed Lucius "Consequences" Creed was added to the group to wrestle in Jones' place. Creed and Killings wound up losing the Tag Team titles to A.J. Styles and Tomko at the Bound for Glory PPV.
His contract expired on October 15 and TNA chose not to renew it, resulting in Jones being "forced to retire" from wrestling.
On the November 7 episode of Impact, Jones and Bengals practice squad member, defensive end DeQuin Evans, were sitting front row, and got into an altercation with Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels and Kazarian), who pushed both players, leading them to jump the guardrail and bodyslam both wrestlers in the ring.
Championships and accomplishments
- Adam Jones on Wikipedia