Jets safety Jamal Adams is not happy with the NFL, to say the least.
In a poor offensive showing, the Jets took their second loss of the season on Monday night. New York lost 23-3 to the Cleveland Browns. Not only did the Jets lose, but their third-year safety is also now being slapped with a $21,000 fine after a hit he delivered to Browns quarterback, Baker Mayfield.
Subsequently, Jamal Adams quickly took to Twitter to express his opinions towards the NFL, Wednesday night.
This Tweet Contains Some NSFW language.
This league is a damn joke! I just got fined $21k for this hit, I signed up to play football not two hand touch. Bullshit! I don’t give a damn about these soft rules protecting QBs. Im gonna play MY brand of football everytime I step on the field. SMH pic.twitter.com/SKlTmBBMf0
— Jamal Adams (@TheAdamsEra) September 19, 2019
According to the NFL’s 2019 fine schedule, Adams is to pay a $21,056 fine for his first offense of roughing the passer. As a result of Adams being paid under a rookie contract, the fine is a hefty hit to the pockets.
On the bright side, Adams has a chance to appeal the fine. The safety seems to believe that the officiating crew that threw the flag for the foul is on his side. Adams stated on Thursday that the refs actually apologized for asserting the penalty.
Adams explained to reporters on Thursday, “After the game, [the officiating crew] came to the coaching staff and apologized for the call.” He then stated, “But at the same time, those guys have a tough situation as far as calling certain calls. So it’s very tough for me to get mad at them, because they have a tough job too.”
It seems as if Adams is on good terms with the refs that called the foul on him. But, his relations with the league are still under fire.
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