Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Bad Boys: Jones Appeals; Tank Pleads Guilty

Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones notified the league office yesterday that he is appealing the season-long suspension imposed by Commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the NFL's conduct policy.

Jones has been questioned by the police in a series of incidents since being drafted in 2005 and is facing possible felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from a February incident in Las Vegas. Goodell suspended Jones for the 2007 season, but made the suspension subject to review after 10 games.

No hearing is scheduled yet. Jones's appeal is to be heard by Goodell or a person designated by him.

Chicago Bears defensive tackle Tank Johnson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge.

Johnson pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm without an owner's identification as part of a deal with prosecutors to avoid additional jail time. He is to serve 45 days in jail, a term that is to be served concurrently with the 120-day sentence that he's already serving for violating his probation in a previous gun case. Johnson was arrested in December after police officers found six unregistered firearms in his home.

Johnson is expected to be suspended by Goodell for a significant portion of next season.

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