Either Jets safety Jamal Adams hates the Patriots more than anyone else on the planet, or he can't read the temperature of a room. Or both.
Afterwards, Adams wasn't the least bit apologetic. Even after the league was apparently "blowing his phone up," Adams sounds like he'd do it all over again if given the chance.
On Twitter, Adams remained as unapologetic as ever, claiming the media was making a big deal out of nothing. Yes, this continues to appear to be some sort of joke, about the hospital visit.
C'mon! Don't make nothin into something! Life's too short!— Jamal Adams (@TheAdamsEra) January 24, 2019
Adams is the only person to have said so far, with any inflection, that the mascot made a trip to the hospital. While the hit wasn't staged, we're inclined to believe this was mis-reported, and Adams was joking from the get-go.
UPDATE: The #Patriots say this was NOT staged. At this point, only Adams (I will call him the attacker- my words) said Pat Patriot went to the hospital. That said, Pat is wearing a 30 pound head only attached by a chin strap. That definitely hurt. Ridiculous event. https://t.co/cgr3Lcmo7c— David Wade (@davidwade) January 24, 2019
Although it probably didn't feel...great.