Fans not sorry Bombers cured of Pacman fever

JASON HALSTEAD, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:29 AM ET

Most Winnipeg Blue Bombers fans surveyed last night are happy the team has said it's "game over" for the team's pursuit of controversial ex-NFLer Adam (Pacman) Jones.

"I didn't think he'd make it across the border, anyway," said Bombers fan Joe Colbeck, as he dined at Hooters. "I think it's probably a better idea for the locker-room that he's not in there."

While Edmonton Eskimos fan Kyle Severin said he thought it might be entertaining to see what havoc Jones might wreak on another team, even he said the decision is best for the league.

"It's a waste of time," Severin said. "What kind of image (would he have brought) to the team and the CFL?"

"I thought it would be pretty interesting to have him down here," Bomber fan Chris Bean said. "Strip clubs would have got some extra business." Bomber fan Dave Peters said he would have been fine with whatever decision the football club made about Jones, who was twice suspended by the NFL for off-field incidents.

"(Bombers head coach Mike) Kelly obviously knows what he's doing," Peters said. "It doesn't make any difference to me -- I'm not the one who gets paid to make the decisions."

Blue fan Derrick Dewitt was the lone voice regretting the Bombers decision to drop their pursuit of the former Tennessee Titans first-round draft pick.

"That's unfortunate," Dewitt said. "I think he has a lot to contribute. With his speed and the fact he can return the football, he's multi-dimensional. I think he would have come up here and been similar to (former Miami Dolphins running back) Ricky Williams and I think he would have been kind of humbled. He knows he's on his last chance."

jason.halstead@sunmedia.ca


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