Photographer pushed to the ground by Las Vegas Raiders star Davante Adams files police report

A photographer filed a report with police after Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams knocked him to the ground in an apparently unprovoked confrontation, Kansas City authorities said Tuesday.

Adams gave the man a powerful two-handed shove after the final gun sounded at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday night, following the Chiefs’ thrilling 30-29 win.

The man fell back onto the grass, clutching a bulky camera mount and other gear. He didn’t seem to bump his head and was quickly helped to his feet by someone standing nearby.

“He arranged private transportation to the hospital for treatment, whereupon he called the police,” a statement from the Kansas City Police Department released Tuesday.

“The injuries are considered non-life-threatening for now. The incident will be investigated by our Assault Unit detectives, upon completion they will coordinate with the appropriate city or state prosecutor to determine any applicable charges.”

Adams told reporters late Monday night that he apologizes for the push, but also seemed to throw some responsibility on the man he pushed.

“Before I answer anything else, I want to apologize to the guy – I saw a guy run off the field, and he ran or jumped in front of me, came off the field and I bumped into him and pushed him a little bit and he ended up on the ground,” Adams said.

“So I want to apologize to him for that because that was just frustration mixed with him literally just running in front of me. I shouldn’t have reacted that way. But that’s how I reacted initially so I just want to apologize to him therefor.”

Adams also apologized on Twitter, saying he felt “terrible” about his response.

The star wideout was traded from the Green Bay Packers to Las Vegas last season, where he was reunited with his college teammate and longtime friend, quarterback Derek Carr.

Adams signed a contract extension and the two would lead Las Vegas to the playoffs again this year. But the Silver & Black have dropped four of their first five games, with each setback being less than a touchdown.

CORRECTION (Oct 11, 2022, 11 a.m. ET): A previous version of this article contained an error in a caption who played the Raiders on October 2. It was the Denver Broncos, not the Kansas City Chiefs.

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