Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams quickly apologized for shoving a photographer to the ground. He is now scheduled to appear in court on November 10. The citation lists the charge as misdemeanor assault for an “intentional, overt act” which inflicted “bodily injury.”
The incident occurred following the Raiders’ tough 30-29 loss to the AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs. The game took place at the Arrowhead Stadium on Monday night. The Raiders were running off the field and back toward the locker room when a credentialed media photographer was taking pictures. Which, of course his job demands.
Adams quickly admitted his actions during his postgame interview with reporters.
Davante Adams Faces Discipline After Shoving Photographer
“I want to apologize to the guy, there was some guy running off the field, and he ran, like jumped in front of me coming off the field and I bumped into him, kind of pushed him, and he ended up on the ground,” Adams said at his locker.
“So I wanted to say sorry to him for that because that was just frustration mixed with him literally just running in from of me. I shouldn’t have responded that way, but that’s how I initially responded. So, I want to apologize to him for that.”
No matter, the photographer on the receiving end of the shove has filed a police report. He claims “he was injured during the incident and had to go to the hospital,” as relayed by TMZ.
Police are investigating and intend to “coordinate with the applicable city or state prosecutor to determine any applicable charges.”
Meanwhile, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that the Kansas City Police Department said the injuries are believed to be “non-life threatening.”
Adams was coming off his best game with the Raiders since arriving in an offseason trade with the Green Bay Packers. He finished with three catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns. But it’s been a frustrating season overall, as the Raiders fell to 1-4 under first-year coach Josh McDaniels.