Suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones entered an alcohol treatment facility “in another part of the country,” team owner Jerry Jones told The Associated Press on Monday.
“It’s totally done through and by the NFL,” he said.
The league suspended Jones for at least four games last Tuesday for violating its personal conduct policy. Six weeks after being reinstated from a 17-month suspension because of repeated legal problems, Pacman was involved in an alcohol-related scuffle Oct. 7 with one of his bodyguards at a private party in Dallas. Team officials hired the bodyguards to try and keep Jones out of trouble.
“They lost their job when he got suspended. They lost it because there’s no more Adam to look out for,” Jerry Jones said.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will determine the full length of the suspension after the Cowboys play Nov. 16 at Washington. Goodell has said a lifetime ban remains a possibility.