Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Adam "Pacman" Jones says he will speak for the second year in a row at the NFL's annual Rookie Symposium, but this year says things will be different.
"Last year I went there and told all the rookies not to do crime because it can ruin their career," said Jones. "This year, now that I've loosened the NFL up and gotten into their good graces, I'm going into part two of my plan."
With hundreds of young rookies — "who are naive and have limited life experiences and don't know to stay away from people like me," said Jones — scheduled to appear at the symposium, the Bengal hopes to leave with a haul of cash and valuables worth nearly $50,000.
"I'll be shaking their hand and looking in their eyes and telling them to be good, while my other hand will be pulling out their wallet and iPhone," said Jones. "This is the easiest con ever."
Jones' appearance at the symposium was thrown into doubt earlier this month when he was accused of assault following an incident at a nightclub. But he says he will be cleared of the charges.
"God's honest truth I didn't do that," Jones told a reporter, looking him square in the eye and then briefly reaching around his back before running out of the room and jumping into a waiting car that then sped off.