Jones talks about being detained
Adam Jones recently spoke to reporters in Toronto about being detained by Canadian officials earlier this morning.
Here is what he said:
“Basically, what happened was they had the wrong person. They thought I was somebody else. It all got situated, but it took its time to get situated.”
Jones originally expressed his frustration on his Twitter account. One of the tweets was later removed.
“It’s frustrating for me, I shouldn’t have put it out how I put it out. It’s just frustrating. Now we can all just get on with it. There’s more stories, I guess, people want to stay something, but everything’s taken care of on my end.”
Were you detained or just subjected to further screening?
“We went to immigration so I would consider that detained. Everything is cool. They said I had a criminal record. My mom raised me better than that. I have never been involved with anything criminal in my entire life. It was a long, pointless situation to me because of the circumstances. But I’m glad that got cleared and that won’t be a problem anymore coming into this country.”
Did they think you were NFL player Adam “Pacman” Jones?
“I don’t know if it’s him. We got the same name obviously, but I’m not going to say I was mistaken for him when I don’t know.”
More about his original “tweet,” in which he sarcastically said he appreciated “someone from the team making sure we’re OK, NOOOOTTTT.”
“It doesn’t matter what I put on my Twitter page. It’s just something that never should have happened. Obviously, putting it on my Twitter page, it’s gaining pointless exposure. I’ve learned my lesson.”
He said that smiling.
He also added: “I’m not going to say who was there with me. I wasn’t the only person there.”