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'Pacman' makes impact on Jets' Smith

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07:01 AM ET 06.27 | The well-intentioned NFL Rookie Symposium has its critics, but attendees found merit in a do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do exercise. [The] message that had the biggest impact was the temptation to use drugs could bring anyone to ruin -- even a player that believes he is well-grounded. One of those players is Adam Jones, currently a cornerback with the Bengals. He has a long rap sheet of arrests. He was suspended all of 2007 by Commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the league's conduct policy. "Adam, he's a West Virginia guy so I've had many conversations with him," Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith said. "He's always been a guy who preached don't make the same mistakes he's done. ... It does resonate more because he's a guy who had a tremendous amount of talent."

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June 27, 2013  07:27 AM ET

Great Role Model!!,

June 27, 2013  07:34 AM ET

It would have been more effective if they had the man paralyzed by Pacman's stupidity, or one of the ladies he has assaulted, speak to the rookies.

June 27, 2013  07:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It would have been more effective if they had the man paralyzed by Pacman's stupidity, or one of the ladies he has assaulted, speak to the rookies.

This^^^^^^^^

June 27, 2013  08:19 AM ET

It's one thing to say - "Look at me, look at the mess I've made" but Pacman is still making the same choices as recently as a few weeks ago.

I think the NFL was irresponsible using him. Can't they get OJ out on a work release for the symposium?

June 27, 2013  08:39 AM ET

It's amazing.. The people that have the negative baggage always speak at these symposiums.

June 27, 2013  08:39 AM ET

A thug mentoring a thug. What's the worst that could happen?

June 27, 2013  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It's amazing.. The people that have the negative baggage always speak at these symposiums.

Symposium Schedule

10:00am -- Adam "Pacman" Jones presents "How to Be a Worthless Thug ... Or Just Look Like One"

11:00am - 12:30pm -- Lunch (with Felons)

1:00pm -- OJ Simpson presents "The Art of the Slow-Speed Chase"

3:00pm -- Ray Lewis presents "How to Commit Murder and Still Attain MVP Status"

June 27, 2013  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It's amazing.. The people that have the negative baggage always speak at these symposiums.

The only thing it proves to rookies is if you mess up, the worse thing that can happen is you have to speak at the NFL rookie symposium.

June 27, 2013  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Symposium Schedule 3:00pm -- Ray Lewis presents "How to Commit Murder and Still Attain MVP Status"

3:30 -- Ray Lewis, OJ Simpson, Aaron Hernandez roundtable - Disposing of evidence

June 27, 2013  09:16 AM ET

4:00 -- Lawyer Selection

June 27, 2013  09:47 AM ET

4:30 - The Rae Carruth "How not to get rid of a ho" symposium

June 27, 2013  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

A thug mentoring a thug. What's the worst that could happen?

Aaron Hernandez is busy at he moment.

June 27, 2013  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Aaron Hernandez is busy at he moment.

He'll speak via prison video.

June 27, 2013  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

A thug mentoring a thug. What's the worst that could happen?

Irresistible force meets immoveable object?

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June 27, 2013  01:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Irresistible force meets immoveable object?

A rupture in the Space-Time Continuum?

June 27, 2013  01:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

A thug mentoring a thug. What's the worst that could happen?

And how is Geno Smith a thug?

June 27, 2013  01:28 PM ET

5:00 PM - Antonio Cromartie: State by State Child Support Laws

June 27, 2013  02:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

5:00 PM - Antonio Cromartie: State by State Child Support Laws

Special guest lecturer: Shawn Kemp.

 
June 27, 2013  03:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

And how is Geno Smith a thug?

You must know by now the old sterotypical mind, all successful black men young and old are considered thugs, especially if they are wealthy and successful.

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