Titans CB Jones withdraws appeal

Jun 12, 2007 - 6:17 PM NEW YORK (Ticker) -- Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones withdrew the appeal of his one-year suspension on Tuesday.

By opting not to appeal, Jones will serve the ban imposed by commissioner Roger Goodell on April 10 for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy and engaging in conduct detrimental to the league on numerous occasions. Jones met with Goodell again on Tuesday.

"I understand my responsibilities to my teammates, the Titans and my fans and I am committed to turning my life around and being a positive member of the NFL," Jones said in a statement issued by his agent, Michael Huyghue.

"Last week, I asked for an opportunity to meet privately with commissioner Goodell. I met with him earlier today to tell him about the steps I have taken to change my life since being suspended by the NFL. I accept the discipline that's been imposed on me and I am withdrawing my appeal."

Since being drafted sixth overall in 2005, Jones has been questioned by police 10 times and arrested five times. He has not been convicted of any charge since being drafted.

In March, Las Vegas police recommended prosecutors file a felony charge of coercion and misdemeanor charges of battery against Jones stemming from a February 19 shooting at a strip club which left one victim with a severed spinal cord.

While he has struggled off the field, Jones was a rising star on it.

Jones recorded four interceptions last season, including one he returned 83 yards for a touchdown. He also returned three punts for scores and led the NFL in punt return average (12.9 yards).

In cracking down on off-the-field behavior, Goodell also suspended Chicago Bears defensive tackle Tank Johnson and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry eight games apiece.

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