Report: NFL Expected To Delay Discipline Of Davante Adams For Postgame Shove Of Photographer

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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

According to new reports, Las Vegas Raiders receiver Davante Adams will not be facing any discipline from the National Football League until the legal process has concluded. Video captured Adams shoving photographer Ryan Zebley out of his way as he made his way to the locker room after the conclusion of Monday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs.

According to Zebley, the shove led to him requiring treatment at a local medical facility. Adams was soon charged with misdemeanor assault in Municipal Court of Kansas City. The National Football League has reportedly been contemplating multiple discipline outcomes, including a suspension, fine, or both.

The Raiders wide receiver was coming off of a heartbreaking 30-29 loss on Monday Night Football. Adams was visibly frustrated on the sidelines after the last play from scrimmage resulted in a turnover on downs due to running into his fellow teammate Hunter Renfrow on their respective routes. Zebley was walking across Adams, which caused the receiver to react by pushing him away. Zebley says he suffered a headache and possibly a minor concussion from the fall. NFL’s Ian Rapoport posted the court documents for the wide receiver’s case.

“I want to apologize to the guy, there was some guy running off the field, and he ran, like jumped in front of me coming off the field and I bumped into him, kind of pushed him, and he ended up on the ground,” Adams said at his locker. “So I wanted to say sorry to him for that because that was just frustration mixed with him literally just running in from 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.”

Adams was a former second-round NFL Draft pick by the Green Bay Packers out of Fresno State. During his collegiate career, Adams won Mountain West Freshman of the Year and was a two-time first-team all-Mountain West. His quarterback at Fresno State is his current quarterback with the Raiders and that’s Derek Carr. Adams played with the Packers for eight seasons. In those eight seasons, he went to five pro bowls, was all-pro twice, and led the NFL in receiving touchdowns in 2020.

Adams wanted out of Green Bay due to uncertainty of whether or not Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers would remain in Green Bay for the foreseeable future. As a result, Adams made the decision to leave the Packers despite efforts made by the team to retain him on a long-term deal. The receiver was soon traded to the Raiders for a first and second-round pick. In five games so far this season, Adams has 29 catches for 414 with five touchdowns. The Raiders are currently 1-4 to start the season. The Raiders are currently on a bye this week and their next game is October 23rd as they host the Houston Texans.

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