Report: Jamal Adams Wins Appeal Of $21K Fine For Mayfield Hit

Ryan Chatelain
October 10, 2019 - 2:59 pm

Jamal Adams was furious last month when the NFL slapped him with a $21,000 fine for a hit on Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield.

The Jets safety apparently made a compelling case to the league, as appeals officer Derrick Brooks has rescinded the fine, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Thursday

The play in question happened in the first quarter of the Browns' 23-3 Week 2 win at MetLife Stadium. In the Monday night game, Mayfield rolled out to his left and was hit in the arm and chest by Adams just after throwing the ball downfield. Adams was flagged for roughing the passer and broke the news about the fine himself on social media later in the week.

“This league is a damn joke,” Adams wrote. “I just got fined $21k for this hit. I signed up to play football not two hand touch. Bull—! I don’t give a damn about these soft rules protecting QBs. I’m gonna play MY brand of football everytime I step on the field. SMH”