There are a lot of indications that it’s 2013 and not 2008. For starters, your phone is probably way fancier. And But were you to just glance at the NFL news of the day, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s still one of the heady days of 2008.
That’s right, Chad Johnson, Shawne Merriman and Pacman Jones are all either in trouble with the law or having some sort of drama that’s getting them in the news. In the case of Chad, he’s earned a 30-day jail stay because he slapped his lawyer’s ass at a court hearing relating to a parole violation. Respect to Ocho for landing himself in jail in the most Ocho way possible.
Merriman was rushed to a hospital from a Hollywood club on Sunday night. Emergency responders were reportedly alerted to a possible overdose, but Merriman has since dismissed the overdose rumors as “absurd” and claims he’s was only sent to the hospital for dehydration.
Pacman, meanwhile, is being vintage Pacman.
Just got arrestedfor protecting myself, I will not let this break me or change what I have work so hard for ….
— ADAm Pacman Jones (@REALPACMAN24) June 10, 2013
His alleged crime: punching a woman at a bar. I believe that merits a CHUH CHUH.
Pacman is the only of these three still with a lingering shred of an NFL career, though who knows if that will still be the case within the next few days. In the meantime, let’s just enjoy this 2008 blast from the past.