“I Got Jerry Tatted On My Body” | Adam “Pacman” Jones Defends Jerry Jones Who Does “Most Sh** For Black Athletes”

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Adam “Pacman” Jones is known for his polarizing takes, and now his solidarity with Jerry Jones has extended to possibly tatting his loyalty to the Dallas Cowboys owner. The cornerback, who spent one year with the Cowboys, recently declared his support for Jones amid the 1957 photo that surfaced showing Jones standing at a school desegregation protest in Little Rock, Arkansas.

“Man, I don’t give a damn on what he did in 1957?! Like can you even count back that far?” Jones said on Hot 107.9 FM in Atlanta. “Jerry Jones, I love you, F**k them. I don’t give a f**k what they say. I’m a Cowboy, I got Jerry tatted on my body. I’m forever Jerry Jones. I’m part of the family, I don’t know what they are talking about.”

Pacman Thinks Jones Does The Most

Pacman didn’t show the alleged ink, but his words were crystal clear; he loves Jerry to the point of potentially carrying him in his art gallery on the body. The retired NFL player went further, praising Jones for helping Black athletes more than most.

“I’ve seen Jerry Jones do most sh** for black athletes than anybody in the world,” Pacman continued.

Former Dallas Cowboys fan, LeBron James didn’t feel the same. James famously stopped being a fan of the franchise after Jones’ stance on kneeling during the players protest movement catapulted by Colin Kaepernick.

Ironically, Jerry Jones cut Pacman in early 2009. The team was 9-7 during Pacman’s lone 2008 season and finished third in NFC East Division. Pacman had no impact on the Cowboy’s defense, managing just 31 tackles in nine games and failing to record a sack, interception, or fumble. His struggles continued on special teams, as he could not find the end zone as a returner and only averaged 4.5 yards per touch. Then there was Jerry Jones’ desire to return the Cowboys to “America’s Team” again.

Loyal To A Fault?

An incident at a Las Vegas strip club in 2007 involving Pacman led to three people being shot, and he was ordered to pay $11.6 million in damages. He reportedly made it rain with currency at the club during the NBA All-Star weekend’s only appearance in Las Vegas in 2007. Although Pacman wasn’t the shooter, he took the weight of the public backlash and financial penalties for the incident.

Jones was suspended for six games by the NFL after an alcohol-related scuffle in October 2008 with a team-provided bodyguard at a Dallas hotel. Additionally, Pacman came to Dallas after being suspended for the entire 2007 season following multiple off-field incidents while with the team that drafted him, the Tennessee Titans. The Cowboys acquired him in a trade, and commissioner Roger Goodell cleared him to play at the end of the 2008 preseason.

Pacman joins current Cowboys starting quarterback Dak Prescott who also showed support for Jones.

“Obviously, we can be more empathetic and give grace to one another, regardless of race,” Prescott said to the media last week. “From the times we’ve come from to where we are now, thinking about the growth we’ve had. That’s who I am, how I think, optimistic. I mean [as] a guy who is completely biracial, Black and White, it’s easy for me to speak on race on one side or another. I don’t know if I’ve fully processed it all the way, honestly.”

“In the same sense, it’s 65 years ago and how times have changed,” he continued. “I mean, look at the man’s resume since then, right? As I said, I give grace.”

Whether Pacman has Jerry Jones tattooed on his body or not, he joins a small vocal body that believes the past should stay in the past for Jerry Jones.

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.