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Report: Pacman says he's earned right to be reinstated

10/8/2007 - NFL Pacman Jones Tennessee Titans + more

ATLANTA -- Suspended Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones
said he's done enough to be reinstated back to the NFL early.

Jones, suspended for the 2007 season in April for violating the
NFL's personal conduct policy, said that he'll meet with NFL
commissioner Roger Goodell later this month about reinstatement
after 10 games. His case won't be reviewed until after the Titans'
10th game on Nov. 19.

"I think I did enough. I did pretty much everything Mr. Goodell
asked me to do. So, all I can do is just wait and go back to speak
with him," Jones said in an interview in Sunday's editions of The
Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Jones said he's been using the time to restore his image. He
also has two felony coercion charges pending against him in Las
Vegas for a strip club fight and triple shooting on Feb. 19.

"I'm just staying to myself, taking this time out to worry
about things I need to do better as a person -- whatever I got to do
in the community, whatever I have to do to better my image as a
person so I can get back on the field," he said Friday.

Dixie Carter, president of Total Nonstop Action wrestling, said
Jones has been a "model team player." Jones signed with TNA in
July and won TNA's tag team title with Ron "The Truth" Killings
last month despite being barred by a restraining order from doing
anything physical that would hurt his future NFL playing career.

"What we talked about is let's create some better headlines,"
Carter said. "Let's get out there and do some things during this
time off that are positive and start to build back people's trust
and respect."

Jones said this year's experiences have made him "a
lot wiser."

"I know what decisions to make, what decisions not to make. As
far as change, I wouldn't change myself for nothing in the world. I
just need to change some of the decisions I make," he said.