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LSU's Jamal Adams, left, poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the New York Jets Thursday during the first round of the NFL draft.

A week after a large study reported evidence of widespread brain disease in former football players studied, ex-LSU Tiger and current Jets rookie Jamal Adams raised eyebrows with a comment about the issue.

Adams was participating in a fan forum, alongside NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, when Adams was asked about CTE, a debilitating brain disease linked to repeated head blows.

"If I had a perfect place to die, I would die on the field," Adams said, according to media reports. Some fans attending the forum applauded.


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"I'm all for making the game safer," Adams continued.

Also asked about CTE, Goodell said, "Everyone agrees there are an awful lot more questions than answers at this point."

CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, showed a high occurrence in samples at a Boston brain bank that studies CTE. Many donors or their families contributed because of the players' repeated concussions and troubling symptoms before they died.