Advertisement

 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -The NFL players' union Friday appealed the seasonlong suspension of Titans cornerback Adam ``Pacman'' Jones, calling the punishment excessive.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell decided not to ease the penalty after meeting with the player Nov. 2 in New York. Three games and two full weeks remain in the 2007 season.
``It's over, and really I don't know when a decision will be made on the hearing,'' union spokesman Carl Francis said. ``However, we fully participated in the appeal hearing and fully supported Mr. Jones throughout this process and felt as though the suspension was too excessive.''
Staff counsel Tom DePaso represented the union in the conference call. The NFL had no immediate comment.
Jones' status will be reviewed by the league once the Titans' season ends. The Titans (7-6) are contending for their first playoff berth since 2003.
Jones, the sixth pick overall in the 2005 draft, was suspended by Goodell for the 2007 season in April. Las Vegas police said Jones incited a strip club fight that led to a triple shooting Feb. 19, leaving one man paralyzed.
Jones has been arrested six times since being drafted, including two arrests in Georgia in 2006 that the Titans did not learn about until 2007. He reached a plea deal last month in Las Vegas, settling two felony counts of coercion into a gross misdemeanor.
But a felony obstruction charge in Georgia from February 2006 is on a court docket for March, and public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges in Tennessee from August 2006 have been postponed until January.

Recent NFL Discussions

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Redskins 2016 Win Total Pick   After being the surprise winner of the NFC East in 2015, can the Washington Redskins find a way to have another big season in...
Thumbnail Bills Season Win Total Prediction Rex Ryan blew into Orchard Park last January with his patented bravado dialed up to 11, but all the swagger in the world couldn’t mask another disappointing...
Thumbnail Chicago Bears Win Total Picks The Chicago Bears find themselves in a competitive NFC North Division. Can they navigate the waters in 2016 to have a winning...
Thumbnail Rams Season Win Total Prediction Amid all the hullaballoo surrounding their move (back) to Los Angeles, the Rams actually lost some fairly significant pieces on the personnel side. Will a new man...
Thumbnail Dolphins Season Win Total Prediction With a new head coach and several fresh faces, will the Miami Dolphins win over or under 7 games in 2016?
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages

Advertisement