He's terribly talented, and I think, has been a little screwed by Goodell.
I'm not sure the punishment fits the crimes, in his case, especially when compared with, oh let's say...Ray Lewis.
Not to be critical but didn't he and his "posse" leave a strip club bouncer paralyzed after one of their nights out?
Not. At. All.
My bro was there and gave me the play-by-play. At first I didn't necessarily believe his story, but when the strip club's owner (Robert Susnar) started changing his story to one that was exactly in line with what my bro told me, I figured it to be the truth.
Some common errors in the early reporting that were later corroborated (sp?) by Susnar:
- Pacman was not the only one "making it rain." In fact, the initial figures that were thrown out were that Pacman was showering ladies with $81K. Not true. He only had $3K while Nelly and Jermaine Dupree had the remaining $78K. No one mentions Nelly and Dupree's role. Weird. Susnar later recanted his initial story that Pacman had $81K because he "didn't want to see a thug recover any more money than he deserved" (the amount of money in question had been stolen and found in a Las Vegas hotel safe that was occupied by one of the dudes from Harlem Knights, a Houston-based promo group that brought the strippers to the Minxxx that night), saying that Pacman only had about $3K (the dollar amount that my bro told me he had no less than a few hours after the incident was reported).
- Robert Susnar claimed to have witnessed the whole thing then later said he wasn't there.
- Susnar claimed that security cameras recorded the alleged transgression. It was later determined that the security cameras were not on or were not working properly (and had not been for a while), so that is bogus.
Let me be clear: Neither Pacman nor his friends had anything to do with a guy being paralyzed from a gunshot wound in Las Vegas. After thousands - I repeat - thousands - of hours investigating the case, the LVPD could not only not find any evidence linking him to the shooting, they could only get him to plead no contest (an even lesser plea than guilty) to - brace yourself for the following ridiculousness - "conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct."
In other words, if you tell a buddy to go into a courtroom and start screaming, you're even worse than Pacman because you are GUILTY of conspiring to commit disorderly conduct.