Pacman Jones prepares to meet with Goodell
Adam (Pacman) Jones is hoping to be reinstated Friday, when he meets with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in New York.
Jones, a key member of the Tennessee Titans, was suspended April 10 for the entire season for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
The 23-year-old cornerback has been arrested several times since being drafted sixth overall by the Titans in 2005.
NFL rules dictate that Jones must sit out 10 games before Goodell can review the season-long suspension, which is costing him roughly $1.3 million US in salary.
But Friday's meeting will come two days prior to Tennesee's eighth game of the season, prompting speculation that he might be reinstated early.
The West Virginia product has totalled 94 tackles, four interceptions, three fumble recoveries, one sack and one touchdown in 30 NFL games, plus returned 63 kickoffs for 1,648 yards and 63 punts for 712 yards.
But the league remains concerned about Jones' off-field antics.
Interviewed 10 times by police
Jones reportedly has been interviewed 10 times by authorities since turning pro, and he was charged with two felony counts of coercion stemming from a Feb. 19 melee and triple shooting at a Las Vegas strip club that left an employee paralyzed from the waist down.
Jones, who is accused of issuing death threats and biting a bouncer on the ankle, faces up to 12 years in prison if convicted on both charges.
On Feb. 1, a Nashville judge dismissed assault charges against Jones, who was accused of spitting in a woman's face at a club last Oct. 26.
Jones also was charged in February 2006 with felony obstruction of police after allegedly biting a Fayetteville, Ga., officer on the hand.
After being suspended by the NFL on April 10, Jones took out full-page ads in newspapers to apologize, and promised to change his ways.
But he was ticketed May 11 by Nashville police for speeding and, one month later, received several citations when he switched the plates on his orange Lamorghini from another vehicle he owns.
Jones was later interviewed by police regarding a June 18 shooting incident several blocks from an Atlanta strip club that he attended earlier that night, believing that his entourage may have been involved in a drive-by shooting.
With files from the Associated Press