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Pacman Jones to speak at Rookie Symposium

Adam "Pacman" Jones is coming to Ohio next week, to speak at the NFL's Rookie Symposium, and despite his recent arrest, believes he is the perfect man for the job.

Jones told USA Today Sports that he doesn't know why he shouldn't talk to the NFL's rookies later this month, saying he's confident he'll be cleared of his recent assault charge and that he has an important message to share.

"Why would I not keep talking to the youth and help the youth out like I did last year because of somebody else acting up?" he told the newspaper Tuesday. "I guess right now I'm getting accused of doing something wrong. The video speaks a thousand words and that'll take care of itself, but I don't see any reason why I should be shying away from any conversations or anything that matters to me and my youth."

Jones, 29, will be one of the guest speakers at the NFL's Rookie Symposium on June 23-29 in Aurora, Ohio. He also spoke at last year's event for first-year players.

"No matter how much I've done to improve or give back to the community or just growing as a person, the first time something pops up, it's all, 'Well, he's done this in the past,'" Jones told the newspaper. "I've made this bed for myself. I'm not comfortable lying in it, but at some point, the past has to be the past. … I'm truly proud of the person I've become, and I'm still growing every day. I don't have no regrets or worries."

 

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