Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams shoved a cameraman after the team’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Las Vegas Raiders had a 17-0 lead over the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half of their Week 5 matchup on Monday Night Football. However, they were unable to stop Travis Kelce’s four touchdown performance, and lost 30-29.
Wide receiver Davante Adams had a catch along the sidelines overturned on the final drive of the game after a review determined that it was an incomplete pass. Then, on the final play, Adams and fellow wide receiver Hunter Renfrow ran into each other, making a pass from Derek Carr an easy incomplete pass.
After that play in particular, Adams was seen throwing his helmet on the sidelines. Once the game ended, Adams walked back to the locker room, and he shoved a cameraman who was standing in front of the tunnel, causing them to fall to the ground.
Davante Adams shoving cameraman should probably get him suspended
In an alternate video from SportsCenter, the person was walking across the tunnel, and just so happened to be in front of Adams. That is when Adams two-hand shoved him to the ground.
Adams spoke to the media about the shove, saying that he apologized to the cameraman.
“Before I answer anything, I just want to apologize to the guy running off the field, and he ran and jumped in front of me when we were coming off the field and I bumped into him and then pushed him, and then he ended up on the ground,” said Adams. “So I want to say that I’m sorry to him for that because that was just frustration mixed with him literally just running in front 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.”
One has to wonder if Adams will get contacted by the league for shoving the person, considering it was a very unnecessary action on the wide receiver’s part. The cameraman was trying to move out of the way.
The Raiders have a bye next week, and then play the Houston Texans in Week 7. Again, it remains to be seen what kind of punishment Adams may face for his actions.