Bengals CB Pacman Jones has seen his fair share of problems since entering the NFL six years ago but he says now that he's growing up, he's making better decisions. Jones appeared on 102.3 The Ticket in Denver this week and had some interesting things to say about QB Terrelle Pryor, who recently announced he was leaving the Ohio State football program following multiple scandals. Via Sports Radio Interviews:
"First of all you've got to understand a kid that don't have nothing and you're living from Pell Grant to every little check that you can ever muster. You only get $690 and that's paying the rent. So there would be times that you would attempt to do different things to make sure that you're OK. ... You get to a point where you need a couple extra dollars and [Terrelle Pryor] shouldn't be thrown up under the bus for what he done. It was a big deal to them but at the end of the day all he was trying to do was probably get some McDonald's or something."
I think Jones actually does make a good point in regards to Pryor but I would point out that the Ohio State QB reportedly made between $20,000-40,000 selling autographs and memorabilia so he was getting something more than just McDonald's.
And Jones also said that, if someone had asked him for his jersey or ring while he was at West Virginia, he probably would have done the same thing as Pryor.