Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams apologized to a credentialed worker he pushed to the ground after his team’s loss to Chiefs.
Davante Adams : Pushes cameraman | apologizes
Adams was born to Douglas Adams and Pamela Brown on December 24, 1992. He has a brother and two sisters.
From East Palo Alto, California, Adams attended Palo Alto High School in neighboring Palo Alto, California.
As a senior two-way starter for the Vikings football team, he led the school to a CIF state championship.
He had 64 receptions for 1,094 yards and 12 touchdowns, and as a cornerback on defense he totaled 44 tackles, including two for a loss, two forced fumbles, an interception, and four passes defended.
He also played basketball and was considered a two-star recruit in that sport. Lettering all four years in basketball, he averaged 9.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 5.4 assists as a senior.
Davante Adams pushes cameraman
Las Vegas Raiders receiver Davante Adams pushed down a credentialed person on the field carrying equipment in the aftermath of Monday night’s 30-29 loss at the Kansas City Chiefs.
Adams later issued an apology.
“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, acquired in a blockbuster offseason trade with the Green Bay Packers, could face league discipline.
The Raiders, who fell to 1-4 with the loss, enter their bye week after blowing a 17-0 second-quarter lead.
Adams, who had three catches for 124 yards with 58- and 48-yard scores, was visibly frustrated as he walked off the field, minutes after he was involved in the Raiders’ final offensive play with 46 seconds remaining on the clock.
On fourth-and-1 from the Raiders’ 46-yard line, Adams was running free downfield when quarterback Derek Carr unleashed a deep pass. But Adams and slot receiver Hunter Renfrow ran into each other running their patterns, and the ball fell incomplete.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams apologized to a credentialed worker he pushed to the ground after his team’s loss to the Chiefs on Monday night.
Adams was walking off GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium toward the tunnel when he shoved a man down. Not long after, Adams apologized to the man and addressed the incident during his postgame news conference.
“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.”
Adams later tweeted out an apology, as well.
Adams had two long touchdown receptions on Monday, including one that cut the Chiefs’ lead to one point in the fourth quarter. But he also had a pivotal reception in the fourth quarter overturned on review, and Adams collided with Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow on a failed fourth down attempt that ended the game.
Clearly frustrated by the Raiders’ loss, Adams was seen after the game slamming his helmet. Not long after, the incident in the tunnel occurred.
The loss dropped the Raiders to 1-4 on the year.