NFL Notebook: Pacman getting another chance
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ARLINGTON, Texas ó The NFL is giving Adam “Pacman” Jones another chance.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the suspended cornerback has been reinstated by league commissioner Roger Goodell, but he must miss two more games ó this Sunday and the following game on Thanksgiving. He’ll be back Dec. 7 at Pittsburgh.
Jerry Jones would not reveal any conditions the commissioner may have imposed and the league office said it would not have any immediate comment. However, Robinson, said, “He knows what he has to do. It’s very clear.”
Jones spent part of his time away undergoing alcohol rehabilitation.
It also will be up to Pacman to police himself. The Cowboys will no longer be providing bodyguards.
COSTING THE JETS
Brett Favre could end up costing the Jets a first-round draft pick, and New York probably wouldn’t mind a bit.
Favre was acquired in August from the Green Bay Packers for a conditional fourth-round pick, but it becomes a first-rounder if the 39-year-old quarterback takes 80 percent of the snaps and the Jets make the Super Bowl.
Because Favre has secured 50 percent of the playing time this season, the pick has already been upgraded to a third-rounder. If Favre, who has started 263 consecutive regular-season games, plays in 70 percent of the Jets’ offensive snaps and the team makes the playoffs, the Packers’ pick is upgraded to a second-rounder.
STUART THE SUB
Stuart Schweigert’s phone rang Tuesday night. The call came from Saginaw (Mich.) Public Schools because he was next on the substitute-teacher list.
Schweigert didn’t answer the call because earlier that day, he signed a two-year contract with the Detroit Lions.
“Me and my wife are probably ready to get out of my dad’s basement,” he said.
Schweigert started 39 games the previous three years with the Oakland Raiders, but was cut by them and the New York Giants before this year started.
That sent him back home and looking for work.
He ended up working as a sub several times at Saginaw Heritage High School, making $70 a day.
“It was fun because half of the teachers and coaches that were there when I was there are the same people that are still there,” Schweigert said. “My little sister goes to that high school and with me coaching the football team, I would see those guys in the hallways.”
Another controversy is the last thing referee Ed Hochuli needs. But quarterback Chad Pennington had trouble getting his attention to call a timeout during last week’s game, perhaps costing the Miami Dolphins points.
The incident was largely overlooked because Miami beat Oakland anyway. Hochuli has been at the center of several disputed decisions this season.
After Pennington completed a pass to the Oakland 48-yard line, he tried to call timeout with 9 seconds left. He was about 10 yards from Hochuli and unable to get the ref’s attention until the clock reached three seconds.
“He apologized after the game,” Pennington said. “He said he was looking downfield where he thought there might be a turnover on the play. I said, well, I’ll have to come up and tackle him next time or something.
“I understand they are looking at a bunch of different things, and next time I’ll literally have to run up to the referee.”
After the timeout, the Dolphins ran one play to end the half.