|Pacman emerges without a scrape - kind of - in wrestling debut|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 12 August 2007 16:35|
Not a finger was laid on Jones on-camera Sunday at the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling event, but several were awfully close. A wrestler rushed the stage after jawing with Jones, but four actors with police clothing tackled him just out of reach.
Minutes later, the studio television screens flashed to Jones backstage, lying on the ground after being purportedly attacked.
The Tennessee Titans got a court order prohibiting Jones from participating in any wrestling activity after he promised in a taped segment Thursday on TNA's weekly Spike TV show to appear.
Jones, the team and TNA reached an agreement Friday allowing him to perform - under extensive stipulation. He could not touch or be touched, grapple, shove, throw or have anything thrown at him by anyone working for or watching the show.
TNA said Jones would not speak with reporters Sunday, but would issue a statement later.
Jones has been suspended from the NFL for the 2007 season for violating the league's personal conduct policy by being arrested six times.
Police records for various incidents in Tennessee and Georgia show five different arrests for the former first-round draft pick.
His sixth arrest came in June when he was booked by Las Vegas police in the most serious case. He is under indictment there on two felony counts of coercion stemming from a February fight at a strip club that left a bouncer, a former wrestler himself, paralyzed.