Cowboys won't discipline A. Jones for hotel scuffle

Notes

October 10, 2008|By From Sun staff and news services

Cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones won't be disciplined by the Dallas Cowboys for a scuffle with his bodyguard that team owner Jerry Jones said resulted from joking banter that got out of hand and was quickly settled.

"They were literally kidding each other," Jerry Jones said yesterday. "They were jiving around ... and all of a sudden one of them started saying some things, and here you go."

Dallas police were called to an upscale downtown hotel because of the disturbance late Tuesday night. No charges were filed.

While not planning any discipline for Adam Jones, Jerry Jones acknowledged he was "very disappointed in that we're having to deal with this."

It remained unclear whether the NFL planned any discipline.

Adam Jones was fully reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell just before the season opener after being suspended for 17 months and missing the 2007 season because of numerous off-field problems.

Goodell said in a radio interview yesterday that the league was investigating the matter.

"I'm disappointed that we're even discussing this at this point in time," Goodell said on ESPN Radio. "But we'll have to wait for the facts."

Jerry Jones said that the NFL was talking to Adam Jones and Tommy Jones, the bodyguard who is part of a security detail provided by the team to be with the player at all times.

Adam Jones was arrested six times and involved in 12 incidents requiring police intervention from the time the Tennessee Titans drafted him in the first round in 2005 and sent him to Dallas in April to complete a long-discussed trade.

Coach Wade Phillips said Jones would play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

Redskins:: Defensive end Jason Taylor practiced for the first time since the emergency surgery on his left calf Sept. 22. Taylor did not take part in all the drills, and the team was going to be cautious about playing him Sunday against the Rams. The leg still has stitches, which Taylor protected during practice by wearing a titanium pad underneath a knee-high black sock. Cornerback Shawn Springs, who missed last week's game with a strained left calf, practiced and appears set to play Sunday. Right tackle Stephon Heyer, who has been out with a sprained shoulder, practiced but was less certain about his prospects.

Browns:: Cleveland sent tight end Kellen Winslow for tests after he missed his second straight day of practice with an unspecified "illness." Coach Romeo Crennel said Winslow, who has been hindered by injuries throughout his NFL career, has been sick for two days. Crennel would not say whether Winslow would play Monday night against the Giants.

Jurisprudence: : Former Broncos running back Travis Henry was released from jail after posting a $400,000 bond on federal drug charges. The U.S. attorney's office said Henry must remain in his home, where he will be monitored electronically. He is not allowed to have contact with co-defendant James Mack. Investigators say Henry and Mack were arrested after they met to buy cocaine from a person who was cooperating with authorities.

Baltimore Colts: : Former Baltimore Colts and New York Giants will gather Dec. 26 at M&T Bank Stadium to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their 1958 NFL championship game, widely known as the "Greatest Game Ever Played." Among those expected to attend are Hall of Famers Lenny Moore, Art Donovan, Raymond Berry, Gino Marchetti, Sam Huff and Don Maynard. Many other Colts and Giants are expected to show for a free-ranging discussion of the game and its impact on the NFL. The public can purchase tickets for $150 at www.bcf.org/content/files/customcart/greatest.aspx. Proceeds will benefit the Baltimore Football Club, which helps retired NFL players in need, the Brigance Brigade, which supports ALS research, and the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation, which fights child abuse in Baltimore and other NFL cities. The gathering is scheduled to last from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the Geppi Entertainment club level at M&T Bank Stadium.

CHILDS WALKER

Seahawks: : Matt Hasselbeck (bruised right knee) did not practice, but offensive coordinator Gil Haskell reiterated the quarterback will play Sunday against the Packers even if he doesn't practice today.

Lions: : Jon Kitna (back) missed a second straight practice, and offensive coordinator Jim Colletto said the team might not know whether the quarterback can play against the Vikings on Sunday until pre-game workouts. ... Detroit signed fullback Moran Norris and cut running back Marcus Thomas.

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.