The Cincinnati Bengals completely dominated the New York Jets on Sunday to the tune of 49-9. One of the main story lines that have emerged from the game, other than the Jets getting their heads beat in, in the back and forth between Pacman Jones, Jets wide receiver David Nelson, and Jets coach Rex Ryan.
Just before taking an interception back for a touchdown, Jones was seen jawing with Ryan about what he believes to be dirty play by Nelson. Jones told Bengals.com that Ryan responded to the accusation with what you’d expect Ryan to respond with.
“He told me to shut the hell up. It was something like 35-6,” said Jones, who indicated he pointed to the scoreboard. “(Nelson) was playing dirty. He cut me like four times after the play. Thank God I took my medicine today, I guess, and I didn’t go off. Hopefully he’ll get fined. At least three fines. There were three real cheap shots after the play.”
Though Jones claims to have taken his medicine and that he didn’t go off, Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News gives a different account. According to Mehta, Jones responded to Nelson’s perceived dirty play by threatening to “get him.”
The Daily News has learned that Jones, who has had numerous run-ins with the law during his career, made it clear that Nelson would face repercussions for what he perceived as dirty play even if it meant taking matters into his own hands off the field.
“I’m going to find out where you live and come and get you,” Jones told Nelson, according to a source.
Let’s disregard Mehta reminding that Jones has had numerous run-ins with the law because that matters not. Mainly because, this was likely just trash talk that went farther than normal. But of course, this will become a thing because that’s just what we do these days.