An emotional Adam Jones said his motivation is “through the roof” because of the support of Bengals owner Mike Brown, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
The Bengals cornerback had tears in his eyes as he spoke to reporters about Brown, who publicly stood behind Jones after his January arrest.
“When you have a guy upstairs that stands up for you, that sticks up for the players — I haven’t been around a guy like that in my lifetime, speaking of Mr. Brown,” Jones said. “So I’m very eager to be the best and make sure our group is the best. As you can see, it’s a little touching for me.”
He later added: “The respect and the love that I have for Mr. Brown is undeniable. Words can’t express the gratitude of how I feel about him. … Words can’t explain. I can’t explain … that I have somebody that understands me as a person and that’s not quick to judge.”
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