Former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Pacman Jones officially announced his retirement on Friday, bringing an end to his 12-year career that was marred by both on-field and off-field drama.
“How do I start my next chapter, well, I start by first turning the page and closing out one of the most thrilling chapters of my life,” Jones wrote on Instagram. “A chapter that started as just a dream from a kid from Boatrock. A dream that became a reality with the blessings of God Almighty ,hard work, the dedication to not give up and a village of prayer warriors surrounding me.”
During an interview with ESPN, Jones said he was happy with his decision.
“I’m content,” Adam Pacman Jones told ESPN on Friday. “I had a hell of a run doing it. I’m at the point where I didn’t feel I would be top level if I tried to play now. I’m happy and I’m looking forward to spending more time with my family and the kids.”
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The 35-year-old Jones was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the first round of the 2005 draft, then played one season for the Dallas Cowboys in 2008. Due to his off-field problems, Jones did not play in 2009 after getting released by the Cowboys.
Jones returned to the league the following year. He spent eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, making the All-Pro team in 2014 and the Pro Bowl in 2015.
Adam Pacman Jones acknowledged the Bengals, who gave him another opportunity to play at a time when teams were shunning him.
“Coach (Marvin) Lewis & Mr. Brown there will never be enough words to express how much love I got for you guys,” Jones wrote. “Each of you, got to know the real me, you allowed me to be me, on my good days & bad, you had my back. You all showed me and my family, that love & loyalty does exist in this business.”
Last season, Adam Pacman Jones played for the Denver Broncos. Appearing in seven games with two starts. He had 1 interception, 3 passes defensed and 9 tackles. He also returned 10 punts and four kickoffs for the Broncos.
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