Adam “Pacman” Jones was arrested earlier this year, but he did not want to talk about it Monday during the Bengals’ voluntary offseason workouts.
He briefly addressed the incident by expressing his “gratitude” to team owner Mike Brown and Bengals coaches for staying with him throughout the process. But he was asked about it again a few minutes later, and according to My Dayton Daily News, he became “irate.”
“Didn’t I just tell you don’t ask me that?” Jones said. “You out the (interview). Turn around. Go back that way. See you. Next question. That’s his last interview for the year.”
Asked whether he believes this will be the case, Freeman said, “That’s what I anticipate.”
“We will address this,” Dimitroff said at the annual league meeting in Phoenix. “When you look at our history, we address these situations going into training camp. I’m throwing that out there as a general timeline. I don’t know when that exactly will be, but I’m confident that something can get wrapped up and he’s going to be part of us for years to come.
“He represents our style of running — urgency, competitive and passionate. It’s fun to watch him as it is (running back) Tevin Coleman.”
As for Freeman, he’s having fun preparing for Monday’s start of offseason workouts with more than 40 Falcons players who traveled to South Florida for the sessions and the off-field camaraderie that comes with it.
“It’s so good for (team) chemistry,” Freeman said.
The next step will be the Falcons making good by giving Freeman a new deal.
Alex Marvez’s story on Devonta Freeman discussing Super Bowl 51, his career and his South Florida roots will appear Thursday at SportingNews.com. Alex can be heard from 7 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET Wednesday and Thursday on SiriusXM NFL Radio.