BILL'S RANT

The Baltimore Sun

Trade talks have heated up regarding suspended NFL cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones. The Tennessee Titans are eager to rid themselves of their l'enfant terrible, and there are several possible suitors, according to Jones' agent.

The Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and Detroit Lions reportedly are among the teams interested.

Even the player's agent says that wherever Jones winds up, assuming he is reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, there needs to be a firm support structure in place to discourage Jones from lapsing into the behavior that has landed him in police custody so frequently.

Most of Jones' legal problems have been put to rest, including the most high-profile case, an incident at a Las Vegas strip club where a triple shooting outside left one man paralyzed. Jones pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor. He was alleged to have helped incite a disturbance inside by tossing money at the dancers.

Should there be a successful trade for the former first-round draft pick, it would appear that no one is willing to part with much - probably a low-round selection. For Jones' new team, it could be a bargain. On the other hand, it could simply validate the old saying: You get what you pay for.

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