“Bidding War Alert XXIII is cancelled,” writes Jon Solomon, the dedicated supplier of the following story, as covered by the Rap News Network :

From the NFL football field, to the affiliation with TNA Wrestling Entertainment, Pacman Jones announces his next step as he moves into a new arena full of hip-hop lyrics, beats and production to release his untapped musical talents. In spite of the distractions Pacman Jones makes his path to become a recording artist and CEO of National Street League Records. The first rap duo release will consist of producer Spoaty and Mr. Pacman Jones himself together known as the “Posterboyz.”

In an interview today the question was asked what is next on your agenda as a team player and Pacman replied, ” The music business. I am also an entrepreneur; it takes a team player to make plays happen so I am bonding with my staff and recording artist to make this company a success. I went within myself to find a place to release my talents while I filter through my career from all of the things that have taken place around me. I find tranquility in writing lyrics, establishing my company and preparing for my promo tour in mid September. Looking from the outside in, I have been the example for many to see the poster child if you will; and from that sentiment the “Posterboyz” group name was born”.

The promo tour will stop in Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama to host community events and forums at various high schools and universities.” The first single is scheduled to hit the streets August 27th titled “Let it Shine” the song relates to glimmering stones, big money and flashy cars. The “Posterboyz” debut album is scheduled to release in 2008. To back up the “Posterboyz” the National Street League Records family roster will also include an R&B act to bring melodic tunes to N.S.L fans.

A slightly less promotastic item from the AP today includes an NFL spokesperson affirming the league is checking to see if the NSL logo is a violation of the former’s trademark. In the more than likely event Jones finds himself running afoul of the league for such a minor infraction, keep in mind that at least his imprint is neither as lame nor as ugly as Kyle Turley’s.

In other NFL news certain to ruin Roger Goodell’s dinner, Michael Vick is being accused by a South Carolina felon of Al Qaeda ties and the theft of two pit bulls (link courtesy Nick Stone).
œMichael Vick has to stop physically hurting my feelings and dashing my hopes, wrote Jonathan Lee Riches in the complaint, which is nearly word for word what I was saying about No. 7 at the conclusion of last year’s fantasy football campaign.

Though I sincerely doubt the above tale is anything other than booshit, there is something kinda terrific about Michael Vick finding time to haggle with the Iranian government over a missile purchase — that’s in addition to the dog fighting ring and some kind of professional athletics sideline he once had.