Jets’ Adams calls NFL ‘a damn joke’ for fining him


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets safety Jamal Adams, fined $21,506 for a roughing the passer penalty against Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, blasted the NFL on Wednesday night on social media.

Adams posted a video clip of the play from Monday night, saying: “This league is a damn joke! … I signed up to play football not two hand touch. Bulls—! I don’t give a damn about these soft rules protecting QBs. I’m gonna play MY brand of football everytime I step on the field.”

It was a chippy game between the Jets and Browns, who won the game 23-3.

Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett was penalized for roughing Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian, who tore ankle ligaments on the play. He will have season-ending surgery. It’s not known if Garrett was fined.

Adams is known as a hard-hitting player, but he hasn’t been heavily penalized or heavily fined in his career.

He had only one previous fine — $9,115 for taunting in his rookie season of 2017, according to Spotrac. In 2018, he was penalized only twice for 12 yards.


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