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Adam Gase coy on Jachai Polite's release, won't get into details about reported $100G in fines

Jachai Polite, a third-round pick in this year's draft, didn't make the cut for the Jets' 53-man roster. Photo Credit: Daniel De Mato

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Adam Gase danced around some questions Monday as to why the Jets cut Jachai Polite four months after taking him in the third round of the NFL Draft. But Gase left little doubt that it wasn’t just Polite’s unimpressive performance on the field.

The Jets reportedly fined Polite more than $100,000 for tardiness and other team violations. Gase would neither confirm nor deny that, but he indicated that off-the-field events were tied to Polite’s release on Saturday.