He became a First-Team All-Pro in 2014 when he had 63 tackles, 11 passes defended, and three interceptions for the Cincinnati Bengals.
What’s more impressive is that he started only three of the 16 games he played that year.
In 2015, he became a Pro Bowler after finishing with 62 tackles, 12 passes defended, and three picks in 14 games.
Unfortunately, his career was also stained by countless run-ins with the law that led to two suspensions.
He did not play the entire 2007 season and played only nine games in 2008.
Just last year, Jones was arrested in Ohio for misdemeanor assault.
But while he has a long list of transgressions, there are always two sides to a story.
That said, The Ringer’s Kevin Clark revealed Jones’ humanitarian side.
Pac Man Jones said last year he adopted the sons of his late teammate, Chris Henry, and now he’s accompanying Chris Jr. on college visits. I’ve never used this emoji before and might never again:😭 pic.twitter.com/xLZLPi1pHW
— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) June 22, 2022
Clark tweeted, “Pac Man Jones said last year he adopted the sons of his late teammate, Chris Henry, and now he’s accompanying Chris Jr. on college visits.”
Jones and Henry played together at West Virginia from 2003 to 2004.
Henry played for the Bengals from 2005 until his tragic death in 2009 when he was just 26 years old.
Jones Being A Father Figure To Henry
The bond between Jones and Henry must have been strong that the former took over the fatherly role of his teammate.
However, Henry Jr. is just 14 years old and will only be a high school freshman this year.
Still, his youth did not deter schools like West Virginia, Ohio State, Penn State, and Florida from offering him a scholarship.
Other schools that took interest in Henry Jr. are Jackson State, Grambling State, Marshall, South Florida, Akron, and Connecticut.