Pacman Jones applying for reinstatment into the NFL. Should he be allowed back in? The answer is no.
He's had numerous chances to prove trhat he's all grown up and can handle being in the NFL. But, he's yet to prove that to anyone. Wherever this guy goes something bad seems to happen. Pacman can't be in the NFL, he can't handle the fame. There are some guys who are able to handle and some guys who can't..Pacman Jones falls into the second group in my opinion.
Whether Pacman Jones likes it or not every time he's stepped into a strip club he is in fact representing the Tennesse Titans organization. And every time Jones has done something wrong he has made the Tennessee Titans look bad. On and off the field you represent your team...it's one of the first things rookies learn. The old saying, "all publicity is good publicity" doesn't hold true in this case.
As an athlete he's automatically put himself under a microscope and Pacman hasn't fully figured that out yet and probably never will. Here's a little story that proves all athletes are under a micrscope. The quarterback of the football team at the school I go to was arrested for publicly urinating. Now, here's a guy who was one of the leaders of the Division 3 National Champion football team being arrested for something. Naturally after this happened the school newspaper contacted him to try and get a response from him but instead got an expletive ridden response from him. So, the week after spring break he wrote an opinion article for the newspaper basically explaining himself as well as apologizing.
The point I am trying to make is my schoo's quarterback as well as Pacman Jones are under a highly magnified microscope. Guys like Pacman are fine with being under the microscope when they're on the field but when they get in trouble for something they immediately want to be out of the public light. It doesn't work that way though...athletes are always going to be under that microscope and they need to hold themselves up to a higher standard then every other person out there.
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