This might ultimately be for the betterment of the league, but man, it's gonna make 2007 considerably less fun around here.
The NFL has officially suspended Titans cornerback Pac Man Jones for entire season. Not just that, either: Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry is suspended for the first eight games of year.
Commish Roger Goodell gave them the proverbial press release bitchslap:
"Your conduct has brought embarrassment and ridicule upon yourself, your club, and the NFL, and has damaged the reputation of players throughout the league. You have put in jeopardy an otherwise promising NFL career, and have risked both your own safety and the safety of others through your off-field actions. In each of these respects, you have engaged in conduct detrimental to the NFL and failed to live up to the standards expected of NFL players. Taken as a whole, this conduct warrants significant sanction."
So, Pac Man is out a year's worth of rain, and Henry will miss a game for each arrest (or close to it). We ask them both, even though they're going to miss a significant period of time, to not change, you beautiful bastards. Don't ever change.