Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams cited for assault in shoving incident
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - UPDATE: On Wednesday evening, the law firm representing the man who was pushed said that he’d authorized them to issue the following statement on his behalf:
“What happened was egregiously unsportsmanlike and an act of violence that should not be excused by the NFL.”
The letter from the law firm also said that the “incident was captured on video that is widely available on the Internet.”
It also stated that the incident happened during “his first day on the job” during which “he had been given the task of carrying equipment for a camera operator.”
“We continue to investigate this matter on [client’s] behalf and to evaluate his legal options,” the letter stated.
Previous coverage is below.
A day after a man filed a police report, Las Vegas Raiders star Davante Adams has been issued a citation.
Adams was seen on the Monday Night Football broadcast, pushing down a man as he was walking to an Arrowhead Stadium tunnel after his team’s 30-29 loss.
Police said the man went to the hospital and then contacted law enforcement.
The citation was filed in Kansas City Municipal Court Wednesday morning. It stated Adams “did, by an intentional, overt act, inflict bodily injury or cause an unlawful offensive contact upon [the victim] by pushing [him] to the ground using two hands causing whiplash and head ache. possible minor concussion.”
The court document accuses Adams of assault, intentionally inflicting injury.
Adams addressed the incident in a postgame media gathering and also tweeted an apology. (Update: The tweet has since been deleted.)
The NFL is also investigating Adams’ actions.
A person familiar with the process told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Adams could face possible punishment, including a fine or suspension.
A court date has been set for Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m. in Kansas City Municipal Court.
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