Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones will not be suspended for ripping off the helmet of Oakland Raiders rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper and then slamming the rookie’s head against it, though he is expected to draw a fine.
The development was reported on Twitter by NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk.
Per source, Bengals CB Adam Jones will be fined but not suspended for slamming Raiders WR Amari Cooper's head against his own helmet.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 14, 2015
Jones did draw a 15-yard penalty for his actions, but was oddly not ejected even though a referee saw the entire thing.
Retweet if you hate Pacman Jones for slamming Amari Cooper's head into his helmet! https://t.co/t5k26vAUXZ
— Hail To The Tide 🐘 (@HailToTheTide) September 14, 2015
No matter how you look at it, this doesn’t look good for Jones. This is the same player who was suspended for the entire 2007 season due to multiple run-ins with the law and was suspended again in 2008 following an altercation with a bodyguard.
Simply put, his actions against Cooper were just plain dirty no matter how he tries to spin it and he should consider himself lucky that he wasn’t suspended.
Needless to say, he had better keep his temper in check for the rest of the season.
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