Jets' safety Jamal Adams was not very happy last month after being fined $21,056 for a hit on Browns QB Baker Mayfield in their Week 2 matchup.
But there's no need for Adams to be upset anymore, as the NFL announced that he will not be fined for that hit. Appeals officer Derrick Brooks agreed with Adams, and rescinded the fine.
Adams was issued a roughing the passer penalty on Baker Mayfield, but said officials that threw the flag apologized to the Jets' coaching staff for making the call after the game.
"Well, what's funny is that after the game those [officials] came to the coaching staff and apologized for that call," Adams explained. "But, at the same time, those guys have tough situations like that as far as calling certain calls. So it's very tough for me to get mad at them because they have a tough job, too."
With that information, Adams appealed the NFL's fine and even spoke out on his personal Instagram account... where he said the league is a "joke".
Adams responded enthusiastically on Thursday after hearing that he won the appeal.
"Ha ha... I told ya'll, if you just listen to me. I'm gonna be completely honest and I'm gonna tell you straight up," Adams said. "I knew I was gonna win it because it was legal. Ha ha... I got that $22 (thousand) back in my pocket, oh my God... I'm just happy that it wasn't taken out becuase now I can spend that lovely money on my mother for her birthday. I'm excited about that."