By: Billy BeerSlugger
You know I think Pacman Jones gets a bad rap. Arent you allowed to punch women in the face if you’re throwing money on them, AKA Making it Rain?
This video is astonishing to me. Not only does it have Pacman, but rap stars Nelly and Jermaine Dupri. Jermaine Dupri even gets on the DJ’s mic to tell the girls to keep dancing and not bend down to pick up the money that had just rained down on them. Boxer Zab Judah and Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson were there but not in the video.
What may be even more astonishing is how someone had a video camera inside a strip club and didn’t get kicked out immediately. I know because I’ve tried this.
Overall it’s a glimpse into the lives of people that really Make it Rain instead of Make it Flurry. I’ve seen a guy drop about $200 in $1 bills on a girl before but that’s nothing compared to the tens of thousands of dollars in the air that night in Las Vegas.
They say Pacman brought in a bag with about $100,000 with him into the strip club and then you wonder how some athletes go bankrupt after they’re done playing. Then these athletes blame it on anyone but themselves: the league, the cars, the entourage and somehow we’re supposed to fell sorry for them.
Not that strippers don’t need the money, someone’s gotta put those girls through college right? But what would possess someone to throw thousands of dollars at naked women, I could see a couple hundred or so and the novelty would wear off and it would just be wasting money after that. Of course I don’t make millions of dollars so I might think differently if I played in the NFL or was a rap mogul.
The good thing is that the girls got paid and the bad thing is that later on that night a strip club employee was shot and paralyzed and this is why Pacman Jones got suspended from the NFL. Not only that he continues to get into trouble as seen last season when he got into an altercation with a body guard who was appointed by the Cowboys to stop him from getting into trouble.
People are a product of their environment and from what I hear Pacman didn’t exactly have a great childhood but somewhere you have to start blaming things on yourself if shit keeps going bad. And if he set people up to be murdered etc, the guy should be in jail. This isn’t the Soprano’s, you can’t just go around killing people that you don’t like.
I’m sure he’ll get another shot at the NFL though, once he finds or pretends to find God and reforms himself. What a great comeback story that would be.