It’s been a long time since the New York Jets enjoyed a win, but Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams enjoyed a small victory today.
Last month, Adams was flagged and later fined by the NFL for a hit for Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield in Week 2. The hit came right as Mayfield was releasing the ball, and Adams quickly blasted the NFL for fining him.
He made his intentions to appeal the fine known, and it appears the NFL agreed he was right.
Today, Adams found out that the NFL overturned the $21,056 fine for his hit on Mayfield.
Source: #Jets safety Jamal Adams won his appeal of a $21,056 fine for a hit last month on #Browns QB Baker Mayfield. Adams wasn't happy with the fine. Appeals officer Derrick Brooks agreed, and rescinded it.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 10, 2019
When informed by the media about it, Adams celebrated and declared he knew all along he would win. He also expressed relief at getting his $21,000 back.
“I told y’all…I knew I was gonna win it, because it was legal. Ha haaa.”
— SNY (@SNYtv) October 10, 2019
Adams later took to Twitter to celebrate getting his $21,000 back:
— Jamal Adams (@TheAdamsEra) October 10, 2019
The third-year safety has been one of the lone bright spots for a Jets team that has been awful through their first four games. New York has only scored only 39 points en route to a 0-4 start.
Hopefully this small victory precedes an on-field win soon. The season is already unraveling so a win may stop the locker room from potentially falling apart.