There are a few things Jamal and George Adams don't agree on.
Years ago it was whether Jamal would be drafted higher than his father, who in 1985 went 19th overall to the New York Giants as a running back out of Kentucky.
Now, it's whether their bet on that very same subject was for $40,000 or $100,000. The latter is what Jamal Adams claims, after his standout career as an LSU safety has him poised as a likely top-5 pick in tonight's NFL draft.
"At a young age I basically told him I was going to go higher than him in the draft. He called me crazy," Adams said, in an interview with Yahoo!. "Now he sees a lot of mock drafts and now he's taking it back. But at the same time I'm still letting him take care of the dinner tab all the way up until the bet ... People say it was $40,000. I believe it was like $100,000."
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Jamal Adams said he doesn't expect his father to pay up, but he'll keep handing him the dinner tab as long as he's due.
"Now he doesn't want to pay me so I'm going to make him just continue paying for dinner," Jamal Adams said. "I'm very confident [in winning the bet] but at the same time it's definitely an experience that I'm looking forward to."
After the draft, the Adamses will become just the eighth father-son duo to both be selected in the first half of the draft. More on the pair's competitive rivalry here.
PHILADELPHIA — George and Jamal don’t watch football games together.
Jamal Adams is one of three LSU standouts expected to be in the mix on the opening night of the NFL draft. Former tigers running back Leonard Fournette is expected to go in the top half of the first round, while former defensive back Tre'Davious White near the end of the first round.
No one can say LSU's Jamal Adams doesn't aim high.