NY Jets: Jamal Adams responds to Woody Johnson allegations

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NY Jets’ safety Jamal Adams recently responded to allegations made against owner Woody Johnson.

NY Jets‘ owner Woody Johnson has been the subject of controversy following reports of alleged racist and sexist comments made while serving as Ambassador to the United Kingdom under President Donald Trump.

Johnson’s alleged remarks drew the ire of NFL analysts and players alike who spoke out against what the 73-year-old reportedly said. And safety Jamal Adams joined the list of those to criticize Johnson taking to Twitter to voice his concern.

Adams responded to the initial report from CNN declaring “we need the RIGHT people at the top. Wrong is wrong!” Strong words from one of the most influential players in the organization.

The All-Pro safety later went on to state “Right is right. Wrong is wrong! If [you] don’t think this is wrong you’re part of the problem, not the solution.”

CNN reported earlier on Wednesday that Johnson’s alleged remarks dated back to 2017 and 2018 while he was serving overseas in the United Kingdom.

Woody Johnson’s alleged comments cloud his future with the NY Jets’ organization.

Johnson reportedly questioned the validity of Black History Month and argued that the “real challenge” facing the Black community was that “Black fathers didn’t remain with their families.”

He also allegedly made comments about women that have been described as “cringeworthy” with the report stating that it was “a struggle” to get him to agree with being on board for an event for International Women’s Day.

Johnson released a statement in response to CNN’s report, but it didn’t necessarily address the allegations. He told CNN that it was “the honor of a lifetime” to serve as an ambassador “to lead the talented, diverse team of the U.S. Mission to the United Kingdom.”

Adams, of course, is in the midst of a contract dispute with the organization stemming from his desire to receive an extension this offseason. His name has made headlines for all the wrong reasons over the last few months, but this is about something much more than football.

Despite his uncertain status with the team, there’s no doubt that his words still hold great weight in the organization. No matter what has happened this offseason, Adams remains a leader in the locker room and a highly-respected member of the team.

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When he speaks, people listen. And as a result, his public criticism of Johnson is meaningful.