Davante Adams Is Officially A Raider | Shoves A Photographer To The Ground And Might Catch A Charge

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Davante Adams is not a happy member of the Las Vegas Raiders. The wide receiver pushed a credentialed photographer carrying his equipment that crossed his path on the way off the field. The incident occurred in the aftermath of Monday night’s 30-29 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.

With a crowd bathed in red and charged up after a game that initially was not going their way, they rallied back after a 17-point deficit to secure the win. However, despite Adams having three catches for 124 yards with 58- and 48-yard scores, Patrick Mahomes and the KC offense scored on five straight possessions at one point in the game.

“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 from 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.”

The video clearly shows that the two were about to walk into each other, but the reaction from Adams was not warranted at all. It was clear he had a camera on a securing stick and was part of either the media or production crew. The man was discovered to be a freelancer working for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” Subsequently, he filed an incident report with the Kansas City police, who said they would investigate the altercation.

The man was also taken to a hospital, per the police. He was treated for injuries that were “preliminarily thought to be non-life threatening,” and it is unclear if the move was to set up further legal action against the player for the highly visible incident.

The Raiders have now fallen to 1-4 with the “Monday Night Football” loss and are entering their bye week discouraged after being up 17-0 by the second quarter. Adams was frustrated after two missed opportunities signaled their doom.

Adams thought he secured the first down with a hairline sideline catch; however, his toe tap at the Kansas City 39-yard line received an official play reversal call. Adams was juggling the ball when his first foot touched down, resulting in the call being reversed.

“I don’t want to comment too much on the officiating, but I thought that I was in,” he said.

“I thought it was a catch, but they looked at it and obviously didn’t feel that way.” Later he was open and running downfield when quarterback Derek Carr threw the ball on fourth-and-1 from the Raiders’ 46-yard line. However, Adams and Raiders slot receiver Hunter Renfrow ran into each other during their patterns, and the play fell incomplete.

This is now the second “Monday Night Football” incident in a row. Last week, a police report was filed by the person who trespassed on the field and was taken down by Los Angeles Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner. However, in Adams’ case, the person was approved to be there, which is a different case all together.


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Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.