I said earlier that I didn't think the Don Imus/Adam Jones situation would have any actual impact on the NFL, but it looks like I was wrong. Adam's feelings are hurt, and he's going to pray.
“I’m truly upset about the comments,” Jones said. “Obviously Mr. Imus has problems with African-Americans. I’m upset, and I hope the station he works for handles it accordingly. I will pray for him.”
It's absolutely Adam's right to be upset by the comments. He's under no obligation to give Imus the benefit of the doubt, and if the comments hurt him, then he's entitled to feel how he feels. If I were in his shoes, I can't say I'd feel differently.
In addition, I don't blame Adam if he sees a news story where his name is mentioned, he's not the one having his behavior criticized, and he wants to point at that story and say, "Look! Not me! It's not me, baby! I didn't do it this time!"
I am surprised to learn, however, that God is still taking Pacman's calls.
I've always heard that forgiveness is His strong point, but damn. Six arrests since being drafted, and not once did the Big Man ever think, "Alright, this guy might be playing me for a chump"? That's some serious divinity. We should start erecting huge buildings where people can come and worship that guy.
The other upside here is that this opens up the possibility that Adam might one day soon appear on Don Imus's radio show, and then the world would finally, finally get to hear the Adam Jones/Don Imus race relations discussion that would heal every racial divide that exists in America.