In a surprising about face, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have announced that Adam 'Pacman' Jones will not be joining the team.
"It is unfortunate that this situation became public however our position has remained consistent. We will pursue athletes that we believe will contribute to our organization on and off the field" said Blue Bombers' Head Coach Mike Kelly in a statement.
“We have completed our assessment and due diligence and at this time we will not be pursuing the services of Adam Jones".
It had been widely reported that Jones had signed a one-year deal to play with the Bombers. Jones himself discussed the signing on the Web TV channel U-Stream earlier in the day.
A former first round pick of the Tennessee Titans, the 26-year old Jones was twice suspended by the NFL for several off-field incidents including his role in a shooting in a Las Vegas strip club. Jones was released by the Dallas Cowboys this past February.
Now the Winnipeg media really doesn't need to ask questions of Kelly about Pac Man...