- Jamal Adams was slammed for sharing a tweet mocking Connor Hughes’ wife
- The safety appeared to take another dig this week, this time aimed at the NFL
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Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams appeared to hit out at the NFL by liking a post on social media, just days after he took a dig at a reporter’s wife.
Adams faced severe backlash last week after he mocked reporter Connor Hughes’ wife in a tweet in response to criticism.
And after being slammed for his social media jibe, Adams appeared to take another dig, this time aimed at the NFL.
The 28-year-old liked a tweet from December 3 that read: ‘Why has the @NFL gotten So SOFT!!!’
The post was shared just two days after Adams mocked reporter Connor Hughes’ wife on social media.
Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams appeared to hit out at the NFL by liking a post
The 28-year-old liked a tweet from December 3, which claimed that the league had gotten soft
Adam’s posted a photo of Connor Hughes’ wife and captioned it ‘yikes’ before deleting it
Adams was criticized for his defense on a game-winning touchdown by Dallas Cowboys safety Jake Ferguson in last week’s Thursday Night Football. The play saw the Cowboys take the lead just four and a half minutes from time.
Hughes, a journalist for SNYtv, who has been covering the Jets since Adams played for New York, retweeted the play and captioned it: ‘Yikes’.
Last Friday, Adams used the same caption – and a mocking emoji – when tweeting a photo of Hughes’ wife.
Speaking Wednesday, Adams offered no remorse for his actions, saying: ‘It’s always the athlete that crossed the line when he responds. But at the end of the day, disrespect is disrespect, however you want to take it. So, I responded.
‘I knew when I did hit that Tweet, I wasn’t in it to win it. At the end of the day it was to get him to understand, ‘Leave me the hell alone.’
‘When others go low, I go lower. I mean, you can sit there and have regret. But I don’t live that way in my life. We’ve had history, Connor and I…We’ve have never liked each other.
‘I’m not here to say if it was fair or not. But at the same time, at the end of the day, it’s been personal with him and I ever since I’ve been with the Jets and even before that, since my rookie year.
‘Like I said, it’s been going on for countless years. He’s always said some smart things toward my play, if I do make a mistake. And I just got fed up with it, bro. This was the end of it.’
Fans called Adams a ‘piece of human trash’ and a ‘loser’ after his cheap shot on Hughes’ wife.
Fans called Adams ‘human trash’ and a ‘loser’ on social media after mocking Hughes’ wife
In the middle of the backlash, Adams doubled down on his remarks by posting another tweet which read: ‘Don’t start nothin won’t be nothing’. The follow-up tweet added more fuel to the flame as fans continued to torch Adams on social media.
‘You got cooked last night,’ a fan commented. ‘Just take it like a man.’
Adams played his first three seasons in the NFL with the Jets before getting traded to Seattle in 2020. Adams made the last of his three Pro-Bowl appearances in his first year with the Seahawks.
Adams has been struggling this season and is yet to record a sack or interception with the Seahawks currently 6-6, sitting second in the NFC West.