UPDATED at 1:44 p.m. PT, Oct. 11: ESPN reports the NFL is taking its time with the Davante Adams investigation because the Raiders don’t play this weekend.
As I said on NFL Live, the NFL continues to review Davante Adams’ postgame incident for potential discipline that could include fine or suspension, per sources.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) October 11, 2022
Because Raiders have a bye, NFL is aware they don’t need to be as expeditious as normal with a decision. No timetable.
UPDATED at 9:43 a.m. PT, Oct. 11: Kansas City police have confirmed a police report has been filed against Davante Adams after Monday night’s incident.
Incident report from Kansas City Police regarding Davante Adams incident pic.twitter.com/QdTJhnvt2w— Andrew Groover (@APGroover) October 11, 2022
UPDATE: NFL Media is reporting the Davante Adams could be suspended or fined by the league for his actions Monday night.
#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.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 11, 2022
The league is reviewing the situation. Adams apologized through the media and again on Twitter.
After a frustrating 30-29 defeat at the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night, Las Vegas Raiders’ star Davante Adams was involved in an ugly moment as he was seen on camera pushing a cameraman as he headed to the locker room.
Oh no no no we don’t push cameramen pic.twitter.com/hsMhN31hRs— Cassie Soto (@_CassieSoto) October 11, 2022
The cameraman didn’t appear to be doing anything wrong and Adams appeared to be unforgiving as he continued to the locker room. It wouldn’t be surprising if the NFL disciplined Adams for his actions.
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.— Davante Adams (@tae15adams) October 11, 2022
Adams reportedly apologized to the man shortly later.
This type of incident is out of character for the nine-season veteran. Adams is known for being a high-character player with a pristine public image. It was clearly an emotional time for the Raiders’ new receiver as the team fell to 1-4.
Adams, who scored two long touchdowns in the game, collided with fellow Las Vegas receiver Hunter Renfrow on the final play of the game as Derek Carr’s pass fell incomplete. Adams was clearly upset on the Raiders’ sideline after the game and it boiled over on his way off the field.
In his press conference Tuesday, Las Vegas coach Josh McDaniels said the team will comply with the NFL’s investigation, but he also said the team stands by Adams as a person.
“I don’t know that, in terms of like what may or may not come. I’m aware of what I’m aware of at this point, which honestly isn’t too much,” McDaniels said. “I mean, I know what happened and those kinds of things. I’ve spoken to Davante. I support Davante wholeheartedly as a human being, as a person. He’s a great guy. I know that was an unfortunate situation. We obviously don’t want any of our guys to be doing anything like that. He knows that. He’s very well aware of that. But I know the person, I don’t think there was any intent behind it on his part. But whatever they ask of us, whatever they need from us, obviously we will comply. I’m not sure exactly where we’re at, at this moment, but we’re kind of wait and see at this point.”