Danny Trevathan says he reached out to Davante Adams and they’re cool

AP

Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan says Packers receiver Davante Adams has assured him there are no hard feelings after a hit that left Trevathan suspended and Adams in the hospital.

Trevathan, who is back with the Bears after his one-game suspension, said he reached out to Adams and that Adams told him he understood it wasn’t intentional.

‘‘I told him I hope he’s good,’’ Trevathan said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. ‘‘Hope you know I wasn’t trying to harm him. I was just trying to make a play. He was real cool. He plays football. He plays it hard, and he plays it good. Obviously, he played last week. He did good. He handled it well. We were good.’’

Trevathan doesn’t seem to think he needs to change the way he plays.

‘‘I just gotta be more careful with situations like that,’’ Trevathan said. ‘‘But I can’t let that slow me down. I’ve been playing this game for a long time. I’ll be more careful with the rules that are in place. But I’m just trying to make a play and hustling to the ball.’’

Although the hit looked ugly, Adams was OK and back on the field on Sunday. And now Trevathan will be back this Sunday.

23 responses to “Danny Trevathan says he reached out to Davante Adams and they’re cool

  1. Although that hit was deserving of the suspension he got, Trevathan has never been a dirty player. People need to understand that going at full speed that stuff is gonna happen.

  2. aarons444 says:
    October 12, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    A month from now, I hope Packers O-lineman “reach out” to Trevathan on every single play of the game.

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    Still crying….gotta get a handle on your emotions little boy. This has no affect on you and you have no control over it. Stop wasting energy and get over it already!

  3. Sad how NFL players have to apologize for playing football these days
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    Sadder the people defend a hit that could have ended the careers of 2 good young players.

  4. aarons444 says:
    October 12, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Sad how NFL players have to apologize for playing football these days

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    Sadder the people defend a hit that could have ended the careers of 2 good young players.

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    *More sad

    The only thing sad is you continuing to stir the pot about this after the two involved brushed it off.

  5. vincespowersweep says:
    October 12, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Although that hit was deserving of the suspension he got, Trevathan has never been a dirty player. People need to understand that going at full speed that stuff is gonna happen.
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    I’ve been saying the same thing, since the moment it happened… and I’m a Packer fan.

  6. Yeah, I’m more impressed with Davante Adam’s toughness. Gets flat knocked into next century, then returns the next game and immediately contributes – all while never throwing Trevathan under the bus as a “dirty” player. Good on him – he’s a stud all around!

  7. artliedtocleveland says:
    October 12, 2017 at 12:41 pm
    Sad how NFL players have to apologize for playing football these days

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    No, this is not a “these days the world has gone soft” thing. I played football in the early 80s and if you put someone in the hospital, even with a CLEAN hit, you could be sure that you not only reached out to see if that guy was alright, you went to the hospital to shake his hand. And if you weren’t willing to go on your own, the coach would show up in front of your house to drive you there.

    It’s a sportsmanship thing, a humanity thing.

  8. Using your helmet as a weapon is NOT smash mouth football! Many players and fans have grown up watching this style of hitting and don’t understand it’s wrong. The NFL used to be tougher and more physical but that didn’t include using the helmet as a weapon. Younger fans and all players need to watch some games from the 70s, 80s and 90s and see just what tough, physical football looks like. Watch some highlights of players like Lawrence Taylor, Jack Lambert, etc. They were some tough, mean, SOBs and they never made hits like the one Trevathan did.

  9. Players on opposing teams have a responsibility to play within the rules for players safety.

    I don’t think the helmet hit was intentional, but it was certainly irresponsible. It deserved a suspension and he got it. He owned it.

    Unless he repeats, time to move on.

  10. jpoh333 says:
    October 12, 2017 at 2:16 pm
    Using your helmet as a weapon is NOT smash mouth football! Many players and fans have grown up watching this style of hitting and don’t understand it’s wrong. The NFL used to be tougher and more physical but that didn’t include using the helmet as a weapon.

    Darryl Stingley disagrees. What NFL were you watching. Anyone who played back then knows the phrase, “put a hat on someone”.

  11. He deserved a four game suspension at least. Cool that he’s owned up to it, but this “moving at full speed” argument doesn’t really apply to this situation. Most of the time I agree that’s the case, but not this time. He had all the time in the world to take aim, square up, and take a “full speed” cheap shot. Spin it however you want, but it’s crystal clear that’s what happened.

  12. I can only hope he really meant the apology which I assume was sincere, BUT he needs to remember he can’t lower the helmet and spear. He’s lucky Adams didn’t get his neck broke.
    And a 1 game suspension was light in my opinion.
    But I’m happy he reached out like a man should in situations like this.
    Just don’t be a dirty player like Burfect in Cincy.

  13. The only thing sad is you continuing to stir the pot about this after the two involved brushed it off.
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    Its the worst hit I’ve seen in the last 5 years.

    Not sorry in the least for saying so.

    How do they expect to make the game safer allowing ISH# like that?

  14. I don’t give this guy credit at all. Go back and read what he said. He minced words and danced around it, but didn’t say he was sorry in any way. “We’re good” is supposed to do it. It doesn’t, and I too hope that justice prevails on Nov 12th.

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