The NFL has fined Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams $50,000 for “inciting verbal comments and making inappropriate physical contact” with an independent concussion doctor while a teammate during Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals Jake Bobo was investigated.
Accordingly Jonathan Jones of CBS SportsA letter was sent to Adams this week in which he explained that he should not have disturbed the independent neurotrauma consultant (UNC) as he made his way to the medical tent to examine Bobo.
Bobo was evaluated and returned to the game.
This is the second incident this season involving Adams and a doctor.
During Seattle’s October 2 “Monday Night Football” game against the New York Giants, Adams was seen yelling at the league-appointed independent concussion doctor after leaving the field following Seattle’s first possession. Adams took Daniel Jones’ knee on the helmet and was torn up before being ruled out for the rest of the game with a concussion.
After being told he could not return, Adams was seen yelling at the doctor after leaving the medical tent. He had to be restrained by team personnel and remained visibly upset as he walked back to the Seattle locker room.
The NFL reportedly considered punishing Adams for his actions, but decided against it after Adams Sorry for X (formerly Twitter) and noted that he “wasn’t.” [himself]“on the sidelines.
A source told CBS Sports that the Oct. 2 incident was not a factor in the NFL’s decision to fine Adams for that interaction.