Photographer Shoved to Ground by Davante Adams Files Police Report, WR Charged With Assault (UPDATE)
The photographer shoved to the ground by Las Vegas Raiders receiver Davante Adams has filed a police report, claiming he was a victim of assault.
UPDATED 10/12, 11:40 a.m. ET: Davante Adams has been charged with misdemeanor assault, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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The photographer shoved to the ground by Las Vegas Raiders receiver Davante Adams has filed a police report, claiming he was a victim of assault, TMZ reports.
The shove, which was caught on camera, came after the Raiders fell to the Kansas City Chiefs in a 30-29 loss. Adams was leaving the field when the push occurred, and shortly after the incident issued an apology.
“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.”
Adams also apologized on Twitter.
“Sorry to the guy I pushed over after the game,” he wrote. “Obviously very frustrated at the way the game ended and when he ran infront of me as I exited that was my reaction and I felt horrible immediately. Thats not me..MY APOLOGIES man hope you see this.”
Regardless, the cameraman, who was a freelancer hired by ESPN’s Monday Night Football team, filed a police report after the game and went to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Authorities said they are investigating the matter.
Adams, who was acquired in a blockbuster offseason trade with the Green Bay Packers, is reportedly facing discipline from the NFL, a source informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.