Davante Adams pushed a cameraman to the ground on Monday night in Kansas City. Will the Las Vegas wide receiver get suspended?
Davante Adams let emotions get the best of him after the Las Vegas Raiders soiled a 17-point lead against the Kansas City Chiefs. On his way off the field, Adams was caught on camera pushing a cameraman that was getting footage of him heading off the field.
Adams took to Twitter on Monday night — after apologizing through traditional media — for damage control and to express his regret for the incident, but his apology rings a bit hollow considering he doesn’t appear to have made significant efforts to connect with the individual directly.
Here’s what he said to the media:
"“Before I say anything, I want to apologize to the guy [camera person] running off the field and he ran and jumped in front of me,” Adams said. “I’m coming off the field and I bumped into him and pushed him. I think he ended up on the ground, so I want to say sorry to him because that was just frustration mixed with him running in front of me and I shouldn’t have responded that way and that’s how I initially responded. I want to apologize to him for that.”"
Raiders, fantasy owners, and NFL fans are certainly wondering whether or not Adams will face disciplinary action for the incident on Monday. Here’s what you should know so far.
Davante Adams will likely be disciplined and could be suspended for Monday night shove
According to Tom Pelissero, the NFL is looking into the situation and Adams will face discipline for the incident on Monday night. He suggests a suspension is a possibility.
A variety of factors will go into the decision to suspend or not suspend Adams. Unfortunately, his apology probably does very little to help the likelihood that he’ll be suspended. Among the most important factors is that this played out so publicly, caught by cameras during a primetime, nationally-broadcast game.
The fact that it was a credentialed worker simply doing his job — obviously the looks are much, much different for something like an unauthorized fan rushing the field — doesn’t help Adams, either.
Optically, it sure looks like a suspension might be needed. The league can not be giving off the impression that this sort of activity toward other employees helping the machine go is without significant consequences.
It’s a tough look for Adams that he certainly regrets. Keep it locked, we’ll have you updated on Adams’ suspension status in the fallout of the incident.