Jamal Adams’ relationship with the Jets is already fractured enough, but the report on team owner Woody Johnson’s alleged racist and sexist remarks has the All-Pro safety fuming.
Adams quote-tweeted the CNN story that detailed the State Department’s investigation into Johnson's actions as U.S. ambassador to the UK with a call for change in leadership.
“We need the RIGHT people at the top. Wrong is Wrong!” he tweeted.
Adams followed up that tweet with another: “Right is right. Wrong is wrong! If u don’t think this is wrong you’re part of the problem not the solution.”
In the CNN report, Johnson allegedly complained about a Black History Month event he had to attend, asking those around him if there would be “a whole bunch of Black people.” He also reportedly complained about Black History Month in general, wondering why there was a need for it and telling others that Black fathers leaving their families was the “real challenge.”
The allegations of Johnson’s remarks comes in the midst of protests across the nation to support Black Lives Matter and calls to end systemic racism.
The 73-year-old Jets owner and heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune is undoubtedly a powerful figure whose comments will not only be scrutinized by the general public, but will surely draw outrage from additional Jets players and those around the NFL.
The Jets drafted Adams in 2017 – the same year Johnson was nominated by President Donald Trump for the role of ambassador to the UK.
Johnson’s brother, Christopher Johnson, has handled ownership duties since then.
In 2017, Christopher Johnson locked arms with Adams and then-Jets QB Josh McCown during the national anthem as a sign of unity when players around the league knelt to protest social injustice in America following incendiary remarks Trump made about players who kneel.
While Adams has dealt more with Christopher than Woody, the 24-year-old safety appears on his way out,, regardless of his feelings toward ownership.
Last month, Adams requested the Jets trade him due to the two sides’ inability to get a contract extension done.
Adams remains on the Jets as training camp approaches, although he’s been linked to such teams as the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.