Las Vegas Raiders’ wide receiver Davante Adams has been charged with misdemeanor assault for shoving a cameraman who stepped into his path as he exited the field following his team’s 30–29 road loss to the Chiefs on Monday.
Freelance cameraman Ryan Zebley said he had suffered whiplash, headaches, and possible minor concussion as a result of the two-handed shove, according to a citation issued on Wednesday in Kansas City Municipal Court.
Zebley reportedly voluntarily visited the hospital after the incident and pressed charges on Tuesday, leading the Kansas City Police Department to open an investigation.
Adams immediately apologized for the incident, saying frustration with the loss mixed with Zebley running in his way led to his reaction.
“Sorry to the guy I pushed over after the game,” Adams tweeted after the game, which dropped the Raiders to 1–4.
“Obviously very frustrated at the way the game ended and when he ran in front of me as I exited that was my reaction and I felt horrible immediately. That’s not me … MY APOLOGIES man hope you see this.”
He may still face disciplinary action from the NFL.
Adams, 29, is considered one of the league’s premier offensive players.
The five-times Pro Bowl selection joined the Raiders from the Green Bay Packers in the offseason in exchange for draft picks and signed a five-year, $141 million deal that at the time made him the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL.