Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams will no longer face a misdemeanor assault charge derived from shoving a freelance photographer after a game against the Kansas City Chiefs in October 2022.
The case was dismissed by the prosecutor on June 5, a spokesperson for the Kansas City Municipal Division confirmed to Fox News.
The firing was first reported by The Kansas City Star.
RAIDERS’ DAVANTE ADAMS FACES SUIT FOR ALLEGEDLY PUSHING PHOTOGRAPHER AFTER CHIEFS MATCH
The incident occurred after the Raiders’ 30-29 loss to the Chiefs in arrowhead stadium on October 10, when Adams pushed the man as he walked to the locker room.
According to court records obtained by Fox News Digital, Adams was cited for intentionally inflicting «bodily harm» to the photographer, who suffered «whiplash and headache.» The report also cited a possible concussion for the photographer.
Adams apologized to the individual on Twitter and at his postgame news conference.
«Before I say anything, I want to apologize to the guy who ran off the field and ran and jumped in front of me,» Adams said. «I was coming off the field and I collided with him and pushed him. I think he ended up on the ground, so I want to say sorry because that was just frustration mixed with him running in front of me and it shouldn’t.» I have not responded that way and that was how I responded initially. I want to apologize to him for that.»
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Fox News Digital has reached out to Adams’ attorney for comment.
Adams prepares to start his second season with the Raiders after being traded by the Green Bay Packers last low season.
Adams had 100 receptions for 1,516 yards and a league-leading 14 touchdowns during the 2022 NFL season and was named for the third straight time. professional team.
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Las Vegas has made changes after a 6-11 season, moving from quarterback Derek Carr and bring in veteran QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
A civil case is still pending, according to The Kansas City Star.