Cameraman pushed by NFL player Davante Adams after game

Devante Adams pushes cameraman
Devante Adams wearing the number 17 Las Vegas Raiders shirt (Image credit: Getty Images)

An NFL player is currently awaiting either suspension or a fine after pushing a cameraman at the Las Vegas Raiders Vs Kansas City Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday. 

Davante Adams can be seen pushing a cameraman resulting in him ending up on the floor. The Las Vegas Raiders lost by one frustrating point to the Kansas City Chiefs but now Adams is facing a misdemeanor for the way he conducted himself in the incident described as “ugly”. 

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Although Adams has since apologized to the cameraman in an interview and via Twitter, it is possible he could face a league investigation as his case is a personal-conduct violation.

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According to Silver and Black Pride, in the tweet, Adams said, “Sorry to the guy I pushed over after the game. Obviously very frustrated at the way the game ended and when he ran in front of me as I exited that was my reaction and I felt horrible immediately. That's not me... MY APOLOGIES man hope you see this”. It would seem the Tweet has more recently been deleted from Adams’ feed. 

The cameraman that was attacked was working for ESPN - an American cable sports channel that is jointly owned by The Walk Disney Company and Heart Communications. Las Vegas Raiders coach Josh McDaniels said, “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. 

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 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”

While McDaniels and the team are happy to comply with the NFL investigation, McDaniels has assured people he “doesn’t think there was any intent behind it on his part” and hopes the matter can be resolved quickly. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.