NFL won’t punish Seahawks’ Jamal Adams for sideline interaction with concussion doctor

Jamal Adams left Monday night's game early in the first quarter to be evaluated for a concussion. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Jamal Adams left Monday night’s game early in the first quarter for a concussion evaluation. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) (Sarah Stier via Getty Images)

The NFL will not discipline Jamal Adams of the Seattle Seahawks for his interaction with a league-appointed independent concussion doctor during Monday night’s win over the New York Giants, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Adams returned to the Seahawks’ lineup after missing 20 games due to a quadriceps tear. But after the first possession, he left the field after taking a Daniel Jones knee to the helmet. He was evaluated on the sideline for a concussion and ruled out for the remainder of the game.

After being told he could not return, Adams was seen yelling at the independent concussion doctor after leaving the medical tent. He had to be held back by team personnel and remained visibly upset as he headed back to the Seattle locker room.

Schefter reported that the NFL was considering fining Adams for his actions. The Seahawks safety posted an apology Wednesday on X (formerly known as Twitter), noting he “wasn’t [himself]” on the sideline.

“First and foremost, I want to apologize to the OG. You did everything right when you realized I was concussed, I apologize for any negative energy I brought your way.

“Watching the replay, I am thankful for your patience knowing I wasn’t myself in that moment. You’re a real one and you serve a great purpose that benefits the NFL and so many players. Prioritizing player’s health is essential. Much respect to you!”

The Seahawks are on their bye week, so we won’t know much about Adams’ status for their Week 6 matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals until next week.

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