I met Adam Jones, and it didn’t go well. I showed up outside his Nashville home and he lost what little mind he has. He pulled in behind me in a monster black Hummer. He accused me of trespassing onto his property, even though I was on the public side of the fence.
Not here! Not anymore!
Nobody ever told me that the Titan was directly involved in the drug transaction, but the theme was consistent: there was some sort of connection. As I dug deeper, another name surfaced: Darryl Jerome Moore. Police and criminal background checks revealed Moore had recently been popped for a drug arrest, but the warrants were thin and police weren’t saying much on the record.
The other news crews went crazy. Suddenly it was a feeding frenzy.
On April 12, I pulled into a circular driveway accessible from Woodmont (where Jones lived), and went up to the keypad box in front of the electric security fence that kept me from entering private property.
I said OK and began to move toward my SUV.
At this point, I decided that I was outmatched and outnumbered and, if this thing was going to go bad, I needed some realistic account of what was being said and what was going on. I wanted to leave, but this 187-pound NFL player wouldn’t let me.
CORDAN: I am more than willing to leave.
PACMAN: (To dispatcher) Excuse me, he has a camera. Can I snatch the camera?
CORDAN: I ‘d like to leave if I can.
PACMAN: I’m about to snatch his camera.
CORDAN: I’m going to record it if you don’t let me leave.
PACMAN: I don’t care what the f*** you do. You don’t have no proof of nothing…. This is private property. Private f***ing property. You have nothing to do but harass me.
CORDAN: That’s not what I was doing.
PACMAN: You’re wrong, man. You are wrong. I can’t stop you from leaving. I just want your name and tag number. Can you write down this tag number?
CORDAN: No, you do it. I’m leaving.
CORDAN: Thanks, sir. Nice chatting with you.
Somehow Titans Coach Jeff Fisher got wind of the exchange. I’ve always liked Fisher, and not just because we’re both USC alums. I think he’s a hands-on coach who wants all the information.