Las Vegas Raiders star receiver Davante Adams has been charged with assault for shoving a photographer after Monday’s loss in Kansas City to the Chiefs.
Adams was charged with an “intentional and overt act” that inflicted “bodily harm,” according to court filings released Wednesday.
The man hustled by Adams, a freelancer working for the show Monday Night Football ESPN Network, suffered a head injury, headache and possible minor concussion as a result of the incident, according to court documents.
The charges were filed Wednesday morning in Kansas City Municipal Court.
The star player is also being disciplined by the NFL, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Adams apologized in his postgame comments to the media and later on Twitter.
“He came in front of me as I was leaving the pitch. I kind of pushed him. He ended up on the ground, Adams said after the encounter. I want to apologize to him for that. It was just a mixture of frustration with his race ahead of me.
“I shouldn’t have reacted that way, but that’s how I reacted. I want to apologize for this. »
Raiders coach Josh McDaniels said Tuesday he supports Adams and will cooperate with any investigation.
Adams caught three passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns in the duel. He’s caught 29 passes for 414 yards and five touchdowns so far in his first season with the Raiders.