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Jamal Adams doubles down on mean tweets: ‘Leave me the hell alone’

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters today that the team already addressed Jamal Adams’ regrettable tweets over the weekend, saying that they don’t want to be part of that. It seems Carroll and his star safety aren’t on the same page when it comes to turning it, though.

Given the opportunity to express regret or apologize, Adams went the other direction in the locker room today. Instead, Adams doubled down on his sentiments, insisting that he was disrespected and had a right to respond. Here’s what No. 33 had to say about it when he was asked by beat reporters, per Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune.

“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.”

Well, it’s a little refreshing to hear an athlete double down on a mean tweet rather than roll over and apologize – if only for the novelty of it. That said, Adams is punching down here and should know better after being in the league as long as he has.

This also isn’t the first – or second – person he’s gotten into a beef with off the field this season. Adams has also been fined for getting into verbal altercations with two different unaffiliated neurotrauma consultants.

For those wondering, Adams is still under contract for two more seasons after this one, with cap hits just under $27 million and $28 million coming in 2024 and 2025. The Seahawks could save a lot of cap room by cutting him. However, they’d be taking dead money hits over $10 million in both years.

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