Suspended NFL cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones intends to try his hand at wrestling, but the Tennessee Titans have other ideas.
The Titans on Friday obtained a restraining order against Jones to prevent him from participating in a Total Nonstop Action Wrestling pay-per-view event this weekend, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports.
Jones appeared on Spike TV on Thursday night in a taped appearance to promote his Sunday night debut with the TNA event titled “Hard Justice.” The event will take place at Universal Studios in Otlando, Fla., and Jones has said he will wrestle.
“In June we stated that we didn’t expect to comment on Adam Jones until his suspension was complete. Regrettably, we feel it necessary to explain our action today,” the Titans said in a statement.
“Today we filed a motion in Williamson County asking for a court order preventing Jones from participating in any wrestling activity,” the statement read. “All NFL players have language in their contracts that prohibit them from engaging in activities ‘which may involve a significant risk of personal injury.’ We certainly believe wrestling to be hazardous and it is obvious from the player’s conduct that he is ignoring this aspect of his agreements with the club. As an organization, we feel it is our obligation to protect our rights in this instance.”
Jones’ agent, Worrick Robinson, said his client’s focus is still on football, and that he’s not going to do anything to jeopardize his career.
“Football is his priority,” Robinson told The Associated Press. “He wants to get back on the field. Whatever he does with TNA is not going to affect his health.”