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Jets safety Jamal Adams angry after being fined for hit on Browns QB Baker Mayfield

Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets

Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets urges the crowd to cheer during their game against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium on September 16, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Credit: Getty Images/Emilee Chinn

Jamal Adams is calling the NFL “a damn joke” after the Jets safety was fined for a hit he made on Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield during a 23-3 loss on Monday night.

An angry Adams wrote on Twitter on Wednesday night that the league docked him $21,000 after he was called for roughing the passer midway through the first quarter when he hit Mayfield with his left forearm just after he threw a pass.

Adams posted video of the play, saying he didn’t sign up to play two-hand touch and doesn’t care about “these soft rules” in place to protect quarterbacks. He adds that he will continue to play his hard-nosed style of football, despite the fine.

The NFL’s typical fine for roughing the passer for a first-time offense is $21,056.

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