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Pacman Suspended for 2007 Season

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I am never around when this stuff happens.  I go for a run, come back and I got messages, emails and people in my office beating down my door.  

Honestly, I am surprised.  I really thought that it would be half the season.  I thought that the sit down on the NFL Network at least earned him 4-6 games back.  I was wrong.

Here is the statement from Goddell:

''We must protect the integrity of the NFL,'' Goodell said in a statement. ''The highest standards of conduct must be met by everyone in the NFL because it is a privilege to represent the NFL, not a right. These players, and all members of our league, have to make the right choices and decisions in their conduct on a consistent basis.''

Goddell walks the talk.  You have to give him that.  I am glad to see that he really is going to take a stand and clean up the league.  For all of the great things Paul Tagliabue did, his one negative was over looking off the field conduct.  Goddell is obviously not going to do that.

The more interesting quote is from Bud Adams:

''We appreciate the Commissioner's thoughtful decision today and the discipline plan imposed on Adam Jones,'' Titans Owner K.S. Bud Adams announced in a statement. ''We respect this decision and are confident this is in the best interest of the League and the team.''

''Unfortunately this decision does not end our deliberations about this player for our team,'' Adams said. ''We will need assurances from the player on a number of issues before we are comfortable having him return to the team. Until we see a change in behavior through his actions and until he shows the ability to avoid controversy off the field, we will move forward with the possibility that he may not return to this team.''

It will be interesting now to see the next step.  Pacman said in his interview with Deion that he would take whatever punishment he was given like a man.  We will see if that actually happens.  His lawyers has said on the radio here that he plans on fighting any suspension handed down.

If I were the Titans brass I would cut Pacman.  Think about all of the trouble he has gotten while he has been playing football.  There is no telling what will happen with all of the free time he is going to have on his hands.  The Titans need to disconnect their name from Pacman Jones.  This should make the decision easy.

Again, I hope that Pacman can turn it around for his sake.  It is always sad to see wasted talent.  Pacman hasn't completely wasted his yet and I hope he doesn't.  Hopefully this suspension is what he needs to turn his life around and have a fresh start.  That fresh start just needs to be in another city.

I wish this would have come down before I made my pick in the mock. The Titans will have to look for a corner/return man with that first pick now. You cannot enter the season with Reynaldo and Harper as your starting corners.