Jamal Adams has been cheered plenty of times during his football career. This might have been the most awkward.
The New York Jets rookie safety participated in a forum Monday for season-ticket holders that included NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and running back Matt Forte. During a question-and-answer session, a fan asked the panel about player health and safety.
Adams, a first-round draft pick from LSU, isn’t so fond of the NFL rules that often protect offensive players.
“I’m all about making the game safer … but as a defensive player, I’m not a big fan of it,” Adams said with a laugh . “But, I get it. But, again, and I could speak for a lot of guys that play the game, we live and breathe — this is what we’re so passionate about.
“Literally, if I had a perfect place to die, I would die on the field. I would be at peace. Literally. That’s not a lie.”
Many of the approximately 150 fans in the team’s auditorium applauded Adams’ comment. It was a curious response from Adams — and reaction — particularly coming off the largest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy so far.
Boston University and VA researchers reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association last week that they found signs of the disease in nearly 90
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