NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback
Adam "Pacman" Jones appeared on television Thursday to promote
his foray into wrestling and tried to untangle his legal record.
Maybe he should have brought a lawyer with him.
Jones appeared on ESPN2's "First Take" and immediately
disputed how many times he's been arrested.
"Everybody keeps saying I've been arrested six times," Jones
"I haven't been arrested six times. I've only been arrested
twice. I've been accused and people have put warrants out on me
numerous other times, but as of today I'm on no probation, I
haven't been charged with anything, so I'm just keeping my head up
and make sure I'm doing everything to make sure I'm all right with
The NFL has suspended Jones for the season, with a review set
for November, because it ruled he violated the league's personal
conduct policy. A string of five arrests, documented by police
records, since he was drafted in April 2005 was a factor in the
Jones' sixth arrest came in June when he was booked by Las Vegas
police in the most serious case. Jones is under indictment there on
two felony counts of coercion stemming from a February fight at a
strip club that left a bouncer paralyzed.
Jones also confirmed Thursday that he will be professionally
wrestling during his suspension and defended his decision.
"I pick up the wrestling thing, now you don't want me to
wrestle," Jones said while sitting in front of a wrestling ring
set up next to his home south of Nashville.
"I don't know what you all want me to do. Just sit in the house
and be miserable all day? I can't do that. I have to keep my
spirits up high. I have a whole family to take care of."
Jones has taped another cable appearance that is to air on Spike
TV Thursday night to promote his Sunday night debut with Total
Nonstop Action Wrestling on a pay-per-view event titled "Hard
When TNA co-founder Jeff Jarrett said Jones will actually
wrestle in the ring, Jones chimed in, "I'm good too."
Wrestling, especially if Jones were injured, could violate his
Titans contract. Jones said he didn't plan on getting hurt.
Jones told ESPN2 that he did visit a strip club the night before
a hearing with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in New York in April.
Jones said he went in to get something to eat and that was what he
"If I could do anything different, I wouldn't have went and
gotten nothing to eat then. There wasn't even no girls in there,"
he said with a smile.
Besides his six arrests, Jones also has been interviewed in five
other law enforcement investigations, and Georgia police have said
they want to interview him about a June 18 shooting after a strip
club fight there.
Jones said he knows he has to make better decisions about his
friends and where he goes.
He said he is taking one college course online, bought 60
uniforms for school children, regularly visits Boys and Girls Clubs
and is helping build a house for a Nashville police officer
paralyzed in a shooting last year.
Jones also said he has been staying in touch with his teammates
in training camp.
But Titans quarterback Vince Young said earlier this week he
hadn't had time to talk with Jones. Some planned to record his TV
appearance because they were scheduled in meetings during the
Thursday night show.
Jones remains hopeful Goodell will ease his suspension and said
he is doing everything he was asked, including counseling classes.
"Hopefully, I can get back a couple games early if Goodell is
listening to this. All I can do is keep my prayers up and do what
he asks me to do," Jones said.