The saga of Las Vegas Raiders‘ receiver Davante Adams’ shove of a media member after Monday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs has taken a new turn. Monday night saw Adams (seen above in an Oct. 2 game) offer an apology on Twitter and in a video, but many felt his apology didn’t go far enough. And TMZ reported Tuesday that the shoved media member has now filed a police report against Adams:
The photographer shoved to the ground by Davante Adams after the Raiders-Chiefs "MNF" game has officially filed a police report against the NFL superstar, TMZ Sports has learned. https://t.co/egkld6aBRI
— TMZ (@TMZ) October 11, 2022
Here’s more from that piece:
The photographer shoved to the ground by Davante Adams after the Raiders-Chiefs “MNF” game has officially filed a police report against the NFL superstar, claiming he was injured during the incident and had to go to the hospital.
TMZ Sports has learned … the man went to cops at Arrowhead Stadium at around 10:30 PM — just moments after Adams had pushed him following the Raiders’ 30-29 loss.
Authorities tell us the man claimed he was the victim of an assault. They say he told them he suffered injuries … though they were “thought to be non-life threatening.”
That piece adds that the man was transported to hospital afterwards for evaluation, and that, as you’d expect, the authorities’ comment is that they’re investigating and “will coordinate with the applicable city or state prosecutor to determine any applicable charges.” The mere filing of a police report doesn’t mean that there will be criminal charges laid; that’s going to be up to the prosecutor. It’s certainly possible that the man involved could file a civil lawsuit against Adams as well, though.
Update: Here’s the Kansas City Police Department statement, via NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero:
From the Kansas City Police Department on the police report filed by a photographer against #Raiders WR Davante Adams, alleging assault: “The injuries are preliminarily thought to be non-life threatening.” pic.twitter.com/kMsCkj2tRs
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 11, 2022
There has not yet been an announcement from the Raiders or the NFL on any internal disciplinary action against Adams. That may still be coming. But it is certainly notable that the party on the other end of Adams’ shove felt this was worth filing a police report on.
[TMZ; photo from Stephen R. Sylvanie/USA Today Sports]