Las Vegas Raiders star Davante Adams was charged with assault after shoving a photographer while walking off the field following the team’s 30-29 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night.
A document filed in Kansas City Municipal Court alleges Adams, 29, knocked Ryan Zebley to the ground in an “intentional, overt act” that caused “bodily injury.” The court document said the photographer had whiplash and a headache and a “possible mild concussion.”
The Associated Press announced that the charge is a misdemeanor.
Earlier this week, authorities said the photographer had secured private transport to a hospital for treatment and his injuries were considered “non-life-threatening.” According to ESPN, Zebley was a freelance photographer who worked on “Monday Night Football.”
Adams apologized via the media and social media after being pushed, which was caught on camera. He tried to reach out to the photographer on Twitter.
“I’m sorry to the guy I pushed after the game,” Adams he tweeted. “Obviously very frustrated with the way the game ended and when he ran in front of me as I was leaving, that was my reaction and I immediately felt terrible. That’s not me.. I’M SORRY, I hope you can see that.”
According to the NFL, it is investigating the incident Associated Pressand Adams could be fined or suspended.
Raiders coach Josh McDaniels backed Adams, calling the play-by-play an “unfortunate situation.” It was reported by the AP agency.
“Obviously, we don’t want any of our guys doing something like that,” McDaniels said. “He knows it. He is very well aware of it. But I know the man; I don’t think there was any intention on his part.”
The push overshadowed an otherwise productive night for the five-time Pro Bowl receiver, who had three catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns. The Raiders are now 1-4 and are on a bye week.
Adams is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 10, according to a court document.