Raiders star wide receiver Davante Adams is in legal trouble after he was seen on camera shoving a photographer after the team’s loss on “Monday Night Football” against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.
Initial reports Wednesday said the 29-year-old NFL player was facing a misdemeanor assault charge. However, later there was a clarification from the report from the Kansas City Police Department, NFL.com reported. Adams was only facing a city ordinance violation, per a Kansas City Municipal Court public information officer.
It read that the WR “did by an intentional, overt act, inflict bodily injury or cause an unlawful offensive contact” upon the worker, pushing him to the ground using two hands and “causing whiplash and head ache” and a possible concussion, the report noted.
Raiders’ WR Davante Adams moments after the Raiders loss to the Chiefs: pic.twitter.com/lEjoOHS7x2
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The photographer filed a police report with the Kansas City Police Department Tuesday, claiming he was a victim of assault after Davante was caught on camera pushing the worker to the ground after the Raiders loss to the Chiefs 30-29, as The Daily Wire previously reported.
“[The victim] made arrangements for private transport to the hospital for treatment at which time he called police,” the incident report read. “The injuries are preliminarily thought to be non-life threatening.”
Later, Adams apologized in the locker room.
“Before I say anything, I want to apologize to the guy running off the field and he ran and jumped in front of me,” Adams said. “I’m coming off the field and I bumped into him and pushed him. I think he ended up on the ground, so I want to say sorry to him because that was just frustration mixed with him running in front of me and I shouldn’t have responded that way and that’s how I initially responded. I want to apologize to him for that.”
Las Vegas head coach Josh McDaniels weighed in on the issue and said he supported Adams after the shove.
“I support Davante wholeheartedly as a human being,” McDaniels said, ESPN noted. “As a person, he’s a great guy. I know that was an unfortunate situation. We obviously don’t want any of our guys to be doing anything like that. He knows that. He’s very well aware of that. But I know the person; I don’t think there was any intent behind it, on his part.”
A court date has been set for Thursday, November 10. There is still no word yet on if the player will be facing any discipline actions from the league.