Hate Adam “Pacman” Jones all you want. Slander his name, talk about his off-field incidents, do what you will. One thing you can’t do is discredit his story and road to redemption. In life you’re going to make mistakes, there are no exceptions to the rule. What truly matters is how you rectify those transgressions and help others find the right path to success. On May 24, 2019, the defensive back retired from the NFL, ending a 13-year career in which he tormented quarterbacks and put fear into the hearts of special teams coordinators. The numbers tell the story of a certified dawg in a league known as “Not For Long,” as he starred in Tennessee, Denver, Dallas and Cincinnati and picked off 17 passes, forced 16 fumbles, took five punts back to the crib, earned First Team All-Pro honors in 2014 and made a Pro Bowl appearance in 2015. A mentor to countless players across the league, Jones spoke several times at the NFL’s Rookie Symposium, where he kept it 100 with the league’s fresh faces, preaching how not to make the same mistakes that nearly derailed his career and how to handle giving back to those who helped you reach success without changing or falling off a positive path. We salute “Pacman” – a College Park, Ga. and Westlake High School legend – for an incredible and inspiring career.
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How do I start my next chapter, well, I start by first turning the page and closing out one of the most thrilling chapters of my life. A chapter that started as just a dream from a kid from Boatrock. A dream that became a reality with the blessings of God Almighty ,hard work, the dedication to not give up and a village of prayer warriors surrounding me. I stand tall & proud as I announce, that this beautiful life changing ride that I have been on in the National Football League has come to an end, I’m officially hanging my cleats up, with no regrets! How can I not be proud, 13 years in the game man, hell, I sometimes can’t believe it, but its real. I will forever be grateful for having the opportunity to do what I love for so many years, we climbed through the mud to get here , we broke barriers , we cried, we laughed , we broke cycles , we broke records, we fell, but got the fuck back up, we lost some & double down and won the rest, we did what they said couldn’t be done, and I say we because with my family, my supporters, & my Almighty , we built this chapter of the story together. I will forever love this game, and it’s a blessing to know the game loved me, real shit. I appreciate & thank everyone who played a role in my career. Every organization & coach I was blessed to play for, I am forever grateful for the opportunity’s & memories. My teammates , my brothers, I thank you, we had a fucking ball. It was a honor to take the field with you all, we left our stain out there together. To every coach that played a part in molding me into the athlete that I am, you’ll never be forgotten. Coach Allen, Coach Gibby, Coach Fisher, Zim, Hugh, PG it was a honor to play for some of the best to do it. Primetime thank you for your love & knowledge brother, Jerry Jones thank you for teaching me the business side of this game, Dave my brother you know what it is for life. Coach Lewis & Mr.Brown there will never be enough words to express how much love I got for you guys. Each of you, got to know the real me, you allowed me to be me , on my good days & bad, you had my back. You all showed me and my family, that love & loyalty does exist in this business ,