Phillip Adams was a famous American NFL footballer. There are no official records about his exact net worth. But it is estimated that he had a fortune of anywhere between $4 to $10 million.
Born in Rock Hill South Carolina at 1998, Phillip Adams had a remarkable talent for football. He had a pretty successful career in professional football. He played for many high-profile teams such as San Fransisco 49ers, New England Patriots, New York Jets, etc. On April 8th of 2021, Phillip Adams shot himself in a standoff with the police following a mass killing of 6 people the previous day.
Main Earning Sources
Being a professional footballer, Phillip Adams’s majority of wealth came from playing for different football teams throughout his career. It is estimated that he earned a total of $3.6 million in his six-year NFL career. He was not involved in any kind of brand endorsements. Although the exact figure is still unknown, Phillip approximately earned around $500k every month.
From his college year, Phillip was involved with football. He started playing football at Rock Hill High school in South Carolina. He played with the Bulldogs as backup in his freshmen year. He was a First-team player at the All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference by the time he reached his senior year.
Phillip Adams was selected by the San Fransisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL. On December 26th, 2010 Adams sustained an almost career-ending injury. While playing against St. Louis Rams, he broke his left ankle which sent him to surgery. Several screws were inserted in his legs because of his injuries. On September 3, 2011 he was released by San Fransisco 49ers.
On September 21, 2011 the New England Patriots signed Phillip. He was waived from the team on October 8 and was reinstated on October 13. He was once again released on October 14 in order to make room for Marcus Harrison but was re-signed on October 18. Adams scored his first interception in NFL with New England Patriots. He was finally released from the Patriots on November 29, 2011. Phillip then signed with Seattle Seahawks on December 20, 2011 but only made a single appearance for the team. He was cut off by the seahawks on August 31, 2012.
On September 1, 2012 Oakland Raiders signed him. He appeared in 15 of the 16 games in that season for the Raiders scoring one interception and 15 tackles. Adams re-signed with Raiders in 2013 and appeared in all 16 games that season scoring 30 tackles.
In 2014, Adams re-signed with the Seahawks but was let go after his continued struggles. He was signed by the Newyork Jets in September of the same year. Adams’s last full-season NFL play was in 2015 with Atlanta Falcons. He scored one interception and 38 tackles with the Falcons. Although he had talks to re-sign with Kansas City Chiefs, Phillip Adams did not return to the NFL after the 2015 season.
Not much about Phillip Adams’s early life is known. Adams’s family was not financially solvent and he grew up in poverty. He went to Rock Hill High School and completed his graduation at 2009 from South Carolina University.
Phillip Adams was married twice. His first marriage was with Rosemary. He had three children from the marriage. Phillip was married to Patrice Newell at the time of his death and had one daughter.
Phillip Adams went on a killing spree and claimed 6 innocent lives. When confronted by the police, he went into a shootout and killed himself in the process. Phillip Adams was later found to be suffering from a degenerative brain disease called “CTE” which was brought on because of repeated head trauma. Doctors believe that his special medical condition contributed to his abnormal behavior.
Authorities are still investigating his cause for going out on a massive killing spree. So far, no solid conclusion has been drawn.
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