Raiders WR Davante Adams pushes photographer and Kansas City police investigate
Kansas City Police detectives are investigating an incident in which Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams shoved a photographer after Monday night’s NFL game.
After the Chiefs’ 30-29 win, Adams was heading for the tunnel that leads to the locker room when the photographer walked across in front of him. The video shows Adams using both hands to push the man, who was carrying a large rack in his hands.
The photographer « arranged for private transport to hospital for treatment, at which point he called the police, » said police spokesman Sgt. Jack Becchina said in an email. « Injuries are initially considered non-life threatening. »
The man has not been identified by the police.
Adams apologized during post-match remarks in the locker room and on Twitter.
« Sorry for the guy I pushed after the game. Obviously very frustrated with the way the game ended and when he ran past me as I was walking out, that was my reaction and I felt awful immediately, » he tweeted. « That’s not me..MY APOLOGY man hope you see this. »
The incident happened at Arrowhead Stadium after the Kansas City Chiefs rallied from a 17-point deficit to hand the Raiders their fourth loss of the young season.
The game ended after the Raiders failed to get a first down as time ran out in the fourth quarter. Adams appeared to make an extended catch which was canceled on review with 47 seconds remaining. Then, in Las Vegas’ last game, a teammate collided with Adams and quarterback Derek Carr’s pass fell incomplete.
Adams was shown after the game slamming his helmet to the ground on the sideline.
Detectives from the Kansas City Police Department Assault Unit are investigating the pushing incident and will coordinate with prosecutors if charges are to be brought.