Reports: Pacman Jones Will Not Be At Titans Training Camp


Suspended Cornerback Pacman Jones was denied a request Thursday by the NFL to join the Tennessee Titans in training camp.

Titans coach Jeff Fisher said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell informed the team of the league's position. The coach said he learned of the league's decision shortly before a news conference.

"It's what we have expected throughout the offseason -- that he will not be permitted to participate in training camp, and he will only be permitted to use the facility one day a week for treatment and counseling," Fisher said.

"We've moved on. We're looking forward to filling the holes. We feel like we've done so with the roster. Now we need to do so with production on the field."

Jones had been preparing for camp as his agent Michael Huyghue contended the commissioner never ruled out training camp or preseason games when suspending Jones for the 2007 season for conduct detrimental to the league.

Since the suspension was handed down in April, Jones was arrested for the sixth time since being drafted on two counts of felony coercion stemming from a fight at a Las Vegas strip club during NBA All-Star weekend. A shooting after the fight left a man paralyzed but no one has been charged in that assault.

The Las Vegas case is one of three still pending, including charges in Georgia and Tennessee.

Meantime, the Tennessee Titans believe they can maintain the momentum from last season.

They found a variety of ways to win, turning an 0-5 start into a six-game winning streak. The big finish nearly carried them to the playoffs.

The Titans begin preseason camp Friday in Nashville.

"We have a good nucleus here," said Coach Jeff Fisher.

Fisher repeatedly has called this offseason the best he's seen.

The biggest reason for optimism is quarterback Vince Young. He enters this camp as NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, having gone 8-5 as a starter in his rookie season.

But there are concerns at running back, receiver, the pass rush and the defensive backfield.

Story Courtesy: Published Reports & AP Wire Reports


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