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Pacman tells rookies not to do things he did

Bengals cornerback says he didn't listen to advice at his rookie symposium. Terry McCormick

Print This June 25, 2012, 01:46 PM EST

Pacman Jones spoke on Monday at the annual rookie symposium and told the draft class of 2012 not to do the things he did that all but ruined his NFL career.

Jones, via NFL.com, said, "I wouldn't want any of those guys to go through what I've gone through. It's not fun being on the news every day for this mistake or that mistake because your boy did this or you did that. At the end of the day, my oldest girl is six right now, and she can read. She can type my name into a computer. You don't want her to see all of those negative things."

Jones, who was suspended for the entire 2007 season by Commissioner Roger Goodell, is still paying for his mistakes. Just recently, he was order to pay $11.6 million in damages from a civil lawsuit in Nevada over the fight he was involved in in a strip club that turned into a triple-shooting outside the venue.

Jones said he didn't bother to heed any advice given when he was at the rookie symposium in 2005.

"I don't remember too much from my (2005) rookie symposium because I didn't pay attention," Jones said. "That was a problem -- and it probably would have helped me out with a lot of situations I've been in."

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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