On a recent episode of Shannon Sharpe’s podcast “Club Shay Shay,” Pacman Jones got emotional when he revealed he has adopted Chris Henry’s kids.
Jones said he and Henry were best friends in college when they were teammates on the West Virginia University football team.
That friendship extended to the NFL, as they became teammates on the Cincinnati Bengals football team.
Henry died in December 2009 after falling from the back of a pickup up truck while arguing with his fiancé.
Jones said he always remained close with the family because he and Chris were inseparable.
He said he talked it over with the boys’ mom about adopting them to maximize what he and Henry had been working on, and the adoption process took three to four years.
The boys are 12 and 13, and Jones says they are “freaks of nature when it comes to sports.”
He said they have a great relationship and the love each other hard.
We love each other hard, we cry together, we pray together. We do everything together over here.
Jones became very emotional when he talked about how appreciative he knows Henry is of him taking on that responsibility.
For me… it’s… it’s heartwarming cause I know my man up there, just sitting up there smiling like man I really appreciate you man… You know what I mean?
And, I don’t get too teared up about so much stuff, but I don’t know… like that was my man. You get what I’m saying?
Like me and slim was like this… We were the real poster boys, when they first started talking about poster boys.
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Shout out to Pacman Jones for stepping up and adopting his best friend’s boys to provide them a better life and put them on the path to success.