Jets Rookie Adams Says Football Field ‘Perfect Place To Die’

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets rookie safety Jamal Adams says during a forum with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and season-ticket holders that if he had his choice, the football field is “the perfect place to die.”

Fans were able to ask questions Monday during the session, which also included Jets running back Matt Forte. One brought up player health and safety, coming off the largest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy so far. Boston University and VA researchers reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association last week that they found signs of the disease in nearly 90 percent of the 200 brains examined, including 110 of 111 from NFL players.

Adams, the Jets’ first-round pick from LSU, says he understands the focus on safety, but would “be at peace” if he died on the field over anywhere else because of the sacrifice he and other players make to play the game.

Many of the approximately 150 fans in attendance applauded Adams’ comments.
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