POSTED 9:45 a.m. EST, February 28, 2007
RAIN MAN "OUT OF DAMN CONTROL"
How bad have things gotten for Titans cornerback Rain Man Jones?
Members of his family are now publicly declaring that he is out of control.
Or, as the case may be, "out of damn control
Says his uncle, Robert "Qbert" Jones:
"Everybody tries to talk to him.
His mother talks to him, his grandparents talk to him. . . .
I don't know, I just think he is out of control.
I've told him I think he is out of damn control, but he doesn't want to hear it.
I hate to say things on the negative because I want to see him do good.
But it is hard to see him keep getting involved in stuff like this."
If Uncle Robert doesn't pipe down, Uncle Robert might end up getting a cap in his ass.
"I have told him about trying to be in the right place at the right time so much instead of always being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and it kind of goes on deaf ears,"
Robert Jones said.
"All I want you to do is understand you are putting yourself in bad situations, and putting the Titans in bad situations.'
I understand he is young and he wants to have fun and all, but sometimes he has to take into consideration the places he's at and the things he's doing."
Says Rain Man's grandfather, Claude Jones:
"We are all worried about his future because it gives a bad impression of him, the things happening.
Overall, he just seems to be hanging with the wrong people.
The hangers-on just seem to keep staying around him and bringing him down.'
But Uncle Robert thinks that, despite the hangers-on, Rain Man isn't helping his situation.
"Pacman just draws attention to himself with the way he carries himself.
He goes into clubs with six cats that call themselves 'security.'
Well, what kind of attention do you think that's going get?
He doesn't need all that.
They know he's there, but he has all these cats surrounding him like he's the Buddha or somebody."
Just when we were getting used to calling him "Rain Man," another viable nickname emerges.)
In all seriousness (okay, in some seriousness), we think it's great that Rain Man has male family members who are trying to keep him on the straight and narrow.
But where were those guys when he was swinging pool cues in Morgantown
or doing all of the other stuff he's gotten in trouble for before that fateful February night at a Vegas strip club?
Rain Man hasn't turned turdish out of the blue; we get the feeling he's been out of damn control for a long time, and that this is just the first time that anyone has put a microphone in front of the men who should have been slapping him upside the head a long time ago.