Bengals’ Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones to Police: ‘I Hope You Die’

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I’m unclear as to how the Cincinnati Bengals’ Adam “Pacman” Jones still has a job. When it comes to playing football, he’s decent, but when it comes to causing trouble, he’s amazing. He’s literally world-class.

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Recently Jones was arrested for doing Pacman stuff (which usually means cursing someone out or spitting on someone or fighting someone). According to reports, Jones, while in Cincinnati’s downtown entertainment district on Jan. 3, went HAM and allegedly pushed a security guard and poked someone in the eye. He was arrested for assault, disorderly conduct and other charges, including that he spit on a nurse.

Now the police have released the dashcam footage, which shows Pacman reciting Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18; you know, the one that goes, “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” Fine. The video shows Pacman going batshit crazy. He calls the officer a “bitch-ass nigga,” tells the officer to “suck my dick” and adds, “I hope you die tomorrow.”

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But he seemed like such a nice young ma—-

On second though, scratch that. I was trying to come up with the identity of a person who might plausibly believe this about Pacman anymore, like his grandmother or a Bengals fan, but at this point, I don’t think anyone is delusional enough to think he’s anything other than a terrible person.

Then again, some Baltimore fans supported Ray Rice, so, who knows?

Then again, those are Baltimore fans, who also gave Ray Lewis a pass, so maybe they aren’t the best comparison.