A problem with Pacman Jones is that he can’t help being Pacman Jones.
The Cincinnati Bengals cornerback said in the team’s locker room Monday that he didn’t want to talk about going to court.
In a Cincinnati hotel during the offseason Jones allegedly pushed a security guard and poked him in the eye, kicked and headbutted a police officer and spit on a nurse. Charges are pending, and Jones pleaded not guilty.
A television reporter asked Jones what fans should think.
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Jones, who is 33, snapped, telling the reporter to get away from him and get out of the locker room. Jones walked away and then walked back, screaming at and berating the man.
The question the reporter asked was legitimate. It’s not as if Jones has a deed to the conversation.
The question is better asked one-on-one because the subject is less likely to perform. But I don’t know if Pacman talks to reporters one on one.
After his offseason adventures, Jones said he was going through counseling for alcohol and anger management.
It is conceivable that the anger management counselor will not be able to put the celebrity football player on his resume.