Bad news: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell extended Jones' one-year suspension, and it won't be reviewed until sometime before the start of training camp.
"Most recently, we've been told that he won't be reinstated immediately as was our hope," said attorney Manny Arora, who is at the NFL Combine along with Jones' Nashville-based attorney Worrick Robinson. "The idea is that he continues to meet some sign posts that the commissioner has put out there, and if he meets those over the next however many weeks or months, then he will be allowed to come back and we can petition to let him back in."Presumably, one of those sign posts says something about "not making it rain" or some such. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told the Nashville City Paper that Jones will no longer be permitted to work out at the Titans' facilities during his suspension.
Alienating Jones from maybe the only people who can help him turn things around sounds like a splendid idea. Of course, head coach Jeff Fisher admitted earlier this month that the Titans would trade Jones if he were ever reinstated.
Who knows, maybe the Falcons might be interested. Jones and Michael Vick should both be available in time for the 2009 season.