In news that should be shocking to no one, ESPN.com News Services is reporting that the NFL will re-instate Pacman Jones for the upcoming season. Based on this timeline, which can be found in the story linked above, who can blame them:
Adam “Pacman” Jones has been arrested six times and involved in 12 incidents requiring police intervention since being drafted in 2005. He was suspended from February 2007 to August 2008. A quick timeline since 2007:
Feb. 19, 2007: Jones is alleged to have been involved in a shooting at a Las Vegas nightclub. Jones was charged with two felony counts of coercion stemming from allegations that he threatened to kill club employees and scuffled with a bar bouncer. He was never charged in the shooting.
April 10, 2007: Jones suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The suspension could be re-evaluated after the 10th regular-season game.
Dec. 13, 2007: Players Association files an appeal on behalf of Jones, who has not been reinstated.
April 1, 2008: Goodell says that he will have a decision on reinstating Jones prior to training camp.
April 23, 2008: Jones traded to Dallas for fourth-round draft pick and a conditional pick.
June 2, 2008: NFL allows Jones to participate in organized team activities, practice and preseason games.
Aug. 28, 2008: Jones reinstated and may play Week 1 of 2009 season.