Maggie Gray, Bart Scott Discuss Jamal Adams Canceling His Weekly Interview

Maggie Gray & Bart Scott
September 24, 2019 - 2:28 pm
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Jamal Adams has canceled his weekly appearance with WFAN's Maggie Gray and Bart Scott. 

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The New York Jets safety was scheduled to join the show every Tuesday during the season, just as he did last year and just as he did during the first two weeks of this new campaign.

Gray and Scott announced Adams’ decision on their show Tuesday and expressed their disappointment with the choice.

“Jamal is no longer going to be with us,” Gray said. “Here is the statement from Jamal: ‘On advice from his family and his representatives, Jamal has decided to no longer do his weekly radio spot.’ Bart, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t extremely disappointed here.”

Scott, who got along well with Adams and could connect with him as a former Jets player, was also hurt by the cancellation.

“I’m disappointed, too, because I look at Jamal like a little brother,” Scott said. “This is bad advice. It’s one thing to maybe not do it after the season, but you always start what you finish. It is not easy at all to come on a radio show, and your team has never been successful ... all he knows is L’s (and) defeats. But that’s why people look to you ... so this is your opportunity to separate yourself from the normal athletes and from the leaders in that locker room and say, ‘I’m going to speak for us.'"

Gray added that Adams had taken issue with her line of questioning last week when she asked him about suddenly removing the Jets from his bios on Twitter and Instagram.

“I thought that Jamal understood this, but maybe he doesn’t. ... It’s not about me, and it’s not about the questions that I ask. This is about his opportunity to talk directly to the fan-base. And for him, and for them rather, to hear his tone of voice … This was the opportunity for Jamal, and for fans, to hear him. Last week when he came on the show and I had to ask him questions about him removing the Jets from the social media, he was not happy about those questions. He was not happy that I asked the question more than once. But that interview was not even about his answers. ... It’s about the tone in which he was saying those answers. That’s why this radio spot was important for him and for the fans to be able to hear him.”

Gray defended the questions she asked as being newsworthy and relevant, especially in the world we live in today.

“He did that (removing the Jets from social media)," she said. "I didn’t do it. He made the decision to do that. And in the year 2019, we can read into that a lot of things.”

Click on the audio player above to listen to the full segment from "Maggie Gray And Bart Scott."