Thomas Jones

Jets' Adams: 'Die on field' comments simply about passion

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Jamal Adams meant no disrespect to players and families dealing with the effects of concussions. He simply loves football.

The New York Jets rookie safety drew sharp criticism from some fans, media and former and current players when he said Monday that if he had the choice, the field would be the "perfect place to die." In light of the backlash, Adams tried to clarify his comments Tuesday after practice.

"Honestly, I really didn't see it getting that far," Adams said. "I was speaking about being passionate about the game that I love. I understand that some families were affected by this disease and I definitely didn't mean it...

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