We've identified a pattern of behavior that has been detrimental, maybe criminal. We've identified a lack of responsibility and a willingness to seemingly be influenced by individuals with goals that are not necessary compliant with what is best.
And now, it seems there is irrefutable evidence that supports what we have long known.
Attorney Worrick Robinson said deputy David Hadley had "made claims in the past that he was going to pull over Adam Jones the first time he got occasion to, that's exactly what he had been bragging about around other people in Williamson County."
That's right. Our long held belief that the police have been acting spitefully and willful attempting to hem Mr. Jones up is seemingly correct.
Hadley saw Jones get into the driver's seat of his orange Lamborghini at a Franklin Mapco on Highway 96 on June 10 and pulled him over at 8:31 p.m. because of prior knowledge that Jones didn't have a driver's license, Sheriff Ricky Headley said.
Jones did have a valid driver's license from Georgia, but was cited for a 30-day residency violation.
This leaves the improbably correct impression that this particular officer was staking Jones out. Laying in wait to spring into action as soon as he thought there was potential to further sully the good name Pacman Jones.
"It was not because he was speeding. It was not because he was swerving or that he failed to obey any traffic signal or any other traffic laws," Robinson said of the traffic stop. "He pulled him over. He had heard that Mr. Jones did not have a valid driver's license."
Pulled over for DWBP. Driving while being Pacman.
That citation included the notation that the deputy made the stop because another deputy told him the cornerback had no driver's license.
Jones has already been the victim of punishment without due process. Now, he is pulled over without any acceptable probable cause.
The other disturbing issue here is that the local media received a fax of the citation from the police department almost immediately.
"I just have a problem with an officer, whoever it is, faxing that to a media outlet," Robinson said.
Clearly, this is a blatant attempt to get this news out and circulating to do damage to Pacman.
So, again. All the calls for personal responsibility. Acting in a manner which is inconsistent with cooperating with the tenants of justice. Keeping silent to protect one's own "inner circle". Willfully flaunting the law.
All these contentions. All of them are now clearly exposed by Mr. Jones' lawyer. While they may be unsupportable and thoroughly unprovable, that matters not.
It's time the media pick up this story and report what Mr. Jones' lawyer is attempting to suggest.
Pacman is the victim.
The argument is now complete.