Seattle Seahawks star Jamal Adams apologized for his actions in the team’s Monday Night Football win against the New York Giants.
Adams, who took a knee to the head on a play early in the game, went to be evaluated for a concussion.
The broadcast then showed him arguing with the independent concussion doctor who had just ruled him out for the rest of the game.
Here’s Jamal Adams reacting to the independent concussion doctor appointed by the NFL and NFLPA following his concussion sideline evaluation in Monday night’s game: pic.twitter.com/ygzJ8dtWhH
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 4, 2023
Adams posted a profuse apology Wednesday on X (formerly Twitter).
“First and foremost, I want to apologize to the OG. You did everything right when you realized I was concussed, I apologize for any negative energy I brought your way,” Adams posted.
“Watching the replay, I am thankful for your patience knowing I wasn’t myself in that moment. You’re a real one and you serve a great purpose that benefits the NFL and so many players. Prioritizing player’s health is essential. Much respect to you!”
— Jamal Adams (@Prez) October 4, 2023
Adams was making his season debut. The three-time All-Pro missed all but one game in 2022 with a torn quadriceps.
The veteran safety could still face discipline from the NFL, but it’s a sticky situation for the league. Fining him for his outburst, coming just after he had been diagnosed with head trauma, is a bad look.