The Las Vegas Raiders dropped to 1-4 after a one-point loss to the division-rival Kansas City Chiefs on Week 5’s Monday Night Football game. The division loss and the horrible early season record are one thing, but at least one Raider has bigger problems than that. Star wide receiver Davante Adams pushed a cameraman to the ground following the loss, and although he quickly and publically apologized, he may now face both league and legal repercussions.
Raiders WR Davante Adams cameraman push following ‘MNF’ Loss
The Raiders-Chiefs Monday Night Football game gave us a lot of talking points. There was the Raiders jumping out to a 17-0 lead, the terrible roughing the passer call on the Chief’s Chris Jones, Travis Kelce’s four touchdowns, the Patrick Mahomes-led comeback, and Raiders coach Josh McDaniels’ decision to go for two down one.
However, all that immediately took a backseat to the Davante Adams cameraman situation.
After running into fellow Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow of the final Las Vegas play of the game, Adams was visibly frustrated on the sideline, slamming his helmet.
When he walked off the field, though, that’s when Adams’ frustration went too far. As a freelance cameraman working for the ESPN MNF crew crossed in front of the wideout, he violently pushed the cameraman to the ground before continuing to the locker room.
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Following the incident, Adams almost immediately took to Twitter to issue an apology. The former Green Bay Packerhttps://www.sportscasting.com/aaron-rodgers-former-green-bay-packers-teammate-aj-hawk-makes-case-qb-stay/ wrote, “Sorry to the guy I pushed over after the game. 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.”
Adams also made a verbal apology in front of the assembled locker room microphones.
He said he wanted to apologize “to the guy, some guy running off the field, and he ran and jumped in front of me coming off the field. And I bumped into him and kind of pushed him, and I think he ended up on the ground. So, I kind of want to say sorry to him for that because that was just frustration mixed with him literally just running in front of me. And I shouldn’t have responded that way.”
However, in the wake of the incident, an apology after the Davante Adams cameraman push might not be enough.
First, NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero reported on Twitter that “#Raiders WR Davante Adams is facing NFL discipline — and potentially even a suspension — for shoving a man to the ground after Monday night’s loss to the #Chiefs, per sources.”
Additionally, Pelissero reported in another tweet an excerpt from the Kansas City Police Department police report.
The report states that the Davante Adams cameraman called the police after he got to the hospital to treat his injuries from the incident and that “The injuries are preliminarily thought to be non-life threatening.”
The incident is now under investigation by the Kansas City Police Department “Assult Unit detectives.”