NFL reviewing Davante Adams shoving man to ground at end of Monday’s game

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Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams apologized for shoving a man to the ground at the end of Monday night’s loss to the Chiefs, but the NFL is still looking into the incident.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the league is reviewing what happened on the field at Arrowhead Stadium. Adams was heading into the tunnel when he shoved a person carrying equipment toward the field who crossed his path. The man went to the ground and Adams continued into the locker room.

Pelissero reports that Adams could be fined or suspended by the league as a result of the incident.

Adams had a big night on the field with a pair of long touchdown catches, but the Chiefs comeback to win the game and his actions on the way off the field provided more lasting memories of how things went on Monday night.

74 responses to “NFL reviewing Davante Adams shoving man to ground at end of Monday’s game

  1. he lost a game so he shoved a dude trying to do his job?

    I don’t see how the NFL can’t suspend him. IMO he should get multiple games.

    this wasn’t on the field of play. hell, it wasn’t even another player. it was some poor dude at work who did nothing wrong.

  2. We’re seeing more of this ugly sense of entitlement from players. The more outrageously wealthy they get, the more they feel like they’re not playing by the same rules as everyone else. And the more they get enabled – see Deshaun Watson’s slap in the wrist and Aaron Donald getting overtly defended by his coach after practice violence – the worse it’s going to get.

  3. Cowardly baby move by Adams . Totally fits being a Raider . Suspend the guy for a game . If he did it to a ref or player after the game it would be a suspension .

  4. Well Adams and Hollins running into each other while the ball sails over their heads to end the game was pretty memorable as well but you can’t let your emotions get to you.

  5. He should be suspended for the rest of the year, it’s time the NFL grows a set and sets an example, 1 million dollar fine and suspended for the season period, this stuff would stop in seconds.

  6. That is assault. Could be charged criminally. At a bare minimum he should be suspended. Once again McDaniels is failing miserably in the AFC West, Carr is proving as usual he’s a bush league mediocre quarterback and Devante Adams should have stayed in Green Bay.

  7. We all know now that the garbage time Raiders are NOT a playoff team.

    1-4 through week 5, the Raiders are a complete abomination!

    The best part of the game was Renfrow and Adams crashing into each other. Just like McDaniels trying not to stir the Rudderless Raiders into the rocks at sea….hahahahaha

  8. Anyone with a brain saw this coming. The Raiders are a terrible franchise and have been filled with scandals, drama and horrible drafting and trading.

  9. One game suspension for Davante and maybe make him wear a jersey with “I’m a Jerk” on the back instead of his last name when he plays again.

  10. That shove was dirty. Small dude just running around with his equipment trying to do his job and Adams looked so pissed and didn’t stop at all after he realized what he’d done. He’s apologized but it’s clear it was no accident.

  11. I like Davante,understand he was frustrated…

    That being said… he needs to be fined big time for this. Maybe even lose a game check.

    You don’t get to act that way as an adult… much less one who gets paid millions and is watched by millions on a daily basis.

  12. I’m no lawyer but I pretend to be one on the internet. In Missouri that was at least 4th degree assault punishable by up to a year in jail and $2000 fine. NFL absolutely should suspend Adams for that.

  13. To be fair, the guy literally walked right in front of him obliviously. A fine is warranted, but a suspension would be absurd.

  14. Cool. Are they reviewing TB12 for attempting to kick Grady Jarrett after he was legally sacked?

  15. No doubt what he did was wrong, but the NFL allows Donald to use a helmet as a weapon. Turning a a blind eye to the team who allows them to use its headquarters at their home base.

  16. An NFL player knocking a stadium worker to the ground simply for passing in front of him is simple assault anyway you look at it.its not the workers fault you are livid for losing the game,its you and your teams fault for getting beat,if you want to win play better.your personal decision to join the Raiders,a team not known for making the playoffs year after year was a terrible choice to make and knocking innocent people to the ground because they simply got in your way is not the answer to your problem.the NFL should do the right thing with him.

  17. He should be suspended one game.

    On another note since they are in to a “looking into” mode why not look into mistake spotter made on Bridgewater stumbling getting up lie the new spotter said he saw taking out a backup Miami’s back up QB.

  18. The guy did, although inadvertently, run right in front of him. Its the sort of thing that annoys us when it happens in crowded situations with people going all directions. But that said, the reaction, no matter what other frustrations were brewing, was completely inappropriate. (IE Not to many of us shove the person when it happens in that crowd scenario) He probably should get some sort of punishment. And if the guy suddenly has a hurt back he needs to be compensated for that is a risk Adams has created.

  19. One of the most classless acts ive seen on the football field. And an awful attempt at an apology that the raiders told him to make. Hopefully this doesnt get swept under the rug.

  20. Never ever cool to shove the techs who support the game or any live events. Low class move by Adams.

  21. He assaulted a civilian. 10 game minimum suspension and he should be charged w the crime. Sorry you lost your game, can’t physically take it out on the public.

  22. Sorry DA, but you’ve got to be suspended. Putting hands on a grown man working and holding equipment, pushing him to the ground… unacceptable! Star or not, we’ll see how the NFL feels about protecting their employees and enforcing grown up behavior.

  23. It’s really nice to see how happy Adams is with his old college QB. 1 – 4 is no big deal. You got paid!

  24. It was a jerk move. Hopefully he’s happy with his decision to go to the Raiders. If he’s acting like this I hope they keep stacking losses.

  25. Punishment should be to take his 25 fantasy football points AWAY so I could have won my game!!!

  26. I wonder how McDaniels is enjoying his decision.

    Odd how BB’s underlings leave and they look lost without him without being able to command his key leadership traits.

    The GMs, too. Dave Ziegler thumbed his nose at the key ones as a GM. Overpaying a diva WR with loser Carr at QB.

    Whoops!

  27. What all the reveiw bs. Why not make a dam decision now and announce it instead of making it look like a team of rocket scientist will meet and try and figure out a punishment. Maybe they are worried about punishing a black man, being sued, having the union step in and say no. Gee what else could possibly go wrong with this.

  28. Should see a suspension & severe fine regardless of whether he apologized to the guy or not.
    That act in itself is classic bad sportsmanship!

  29. Davante was 100% wrong.

    But it was an instinctual reaction that happened in milliseconds from an emotional guy that just ran into Renfrow on the last play of the game. He was pissed.

    He was still wrong. And he immediately owned up to it.

    Call me crazy but I find Davante’s reaction and owning this refreshing. Fine him. Suspend him. But let’s move on.

  30. DeVante Adams will be watching Rodgers in the playoffs from a sportsbook in Vegas in January. Sitting on his millions of dollars to tackle innocent NFL field employees because he knows he made a terrible decision leaving GB for the garbage time Raiders.

  31. I don’t understand. If Davante really hates losing that bad, why on earth did he leave the Packers for the Raiders?

    Literally one of the worst franchises in sports

  32. raidernationbaby says:
    October 11, 2022 at 9:56 am
    Davante was 100% wrong.

    But it was an instinctual reaction that happened in milliseconds from an emotional guy that just ran into Renfrow on the last play of the game. He was pissed.

    He was still wrong. And he immediately owned up to it.

    Call me crazy but I find Davante’s reaction and owning this refreshing. Fine him. Suspend him. But let’s move on.

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    It did NOT happen in millisecond. Please don’t try to minimize what happened. Adams had enough time to put his hands out to shove the guy. If it really was a millisecond, Adams and the sound guy would’ve simply collided like Renfrow.

    NFL should definitely suspend Adams. Yes, he apologized but you know there was major PR going on right before Adams’ statement. Camera and news crews always rush the field as the game ends. Imagine “frustrated” players shoving people left and right because they lost a close game.

  33. chickensalad43 says:
    October 11, 2022 at 8:40 am
    To be fair, the guy literally walked right in front of him obliviously. A fine is warranted, but a suspension would be absurd.
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    So when someone accidentally walks in front of you, you get to assault them?
    A fine means nothing to these guys with the money they make. He should get at least a one game suspension.

  34. I love all the commentators stating it’s assault and he should be arrested.

    How many of you would go running to the police if someone shoved you?

    He should be suspended one game and fined, but assault charges?

  35. What sort of message would it send if the league takes no action? Talent shouldn’t be an excuse for this sort of behaviour, but sadly too often it seems to be.

  36. Social media is terrible for these type of things. Most people making comments are akin to a pitchfork & torch carrying crowd outside city hall wanting Davante to PAY!!!

    The guy owned up to his actions, you can say the apology was heartfelt or not, but that’s a lot more than players in the past have done. He owned it and will own whatever penalty the NFL levies on him for his terrible action.

    LET’S MOOOOOOVE ON

  37. Anything less than a suspension is the league condoning players hitting staff/personel on the field. A 15k fine for a guy making 30M/year won’t cut it.

  38. Think about this. What would have happened if that man he pushed to the ground who is not wearing protective head gear slammed his head on something?

  39. Should have stayed in Green Bay. Packers would have been a better team with a better shot at a Super Bowl and Adams would have had a shot at a ring and a gold jacket. Life long Packer fan, but right now neither team is going anywhere.

  40. Of course Adams is frustrated. He’s on a team that has lost more games 5 games into the season than his previous team lost in an entire season, 3 years running.

  41. I am thinking at least one game if not two. 1st time for anything on him so won’t ask for his head or over react like many will do.

  42. What is there to review? A significant fine and a 2 game suspension sounds about right to me. What the victim wants to do is up to him.

  43. I’ve never seen Davante Adams do anything like that in his 8 years in GB.
    It wasn’t a good look,…. completely out of character. I know he regrets it happened. I think a fine is appropriate.

  44. Video is easily available. The sounds guy was carrying equipment across the path of exiting players. There was enough room between players exiting for him to cross. Adams was not about to wait even one second while the guy got out of his way. Adams shove the man to the ground and immediately walks out pouting. Adams then went on twitter for a BS apology, stating “Obviously very frustrated at the way the game ended and when he ran infront of me as I exited that was my reaction and I felt horrible immediately.” Well, he didn’t turn around and help the guy up. No, this is EXACTLY who Devante Adams is. The man did not “run in front of” him. BS apology. Blaming the guy for trying to do his job. Suspend and fine Devante Adams.

  45. I love all the commentators stating it’s assault and he should be arrested.

    How many of you would go running to the police if someone shoved you?

    He should be suspended one game and fined, but assault charges?
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    It’s assault. It’s that simple. It looks like the guy has filed charges for assault.

  46. guybushsghostreborn says:
    October 11, 2022 at 10:30 am
    I love all the commentators stating it’s assault and he should be arrested.

    How many of you would go running to the police if someone shoved you?

    He should be suspended one game and fined, but assault charges?

    46Rate This

    This isn’t some run of the mill shove after an argument in a bar. This man was at work, and was shoved to the ground unexpectedly (he had no opportunity to defend himself) by a professional athlete. It is absolutely, 100% unprovoked assault. Adams seems like a good guy and he may be fully contrite, but that doesn’t excuse his actions, and he needs to be suspended multiple games.

  47. guybushsghostreborn says:
    October 11, 2022 at 10:30 am
    I love all the commentators stating it’s assault and he should be arrested.

    How many of you would go running to the police if someone shoved you?

    ———————

    It is assault by definition. And yes, I would call the police and file charges if someone came up to me at work (or anywhere else) and shoved me simply because I was in there path.

  48. There is meme going around showing a guy in a huge neck brace and a baseball cap with the caption “Me about to go on the Today show the next morning if I was the guy that got shoved”. Its funny. But keep an eye out for that to actually happen.

  49. For all the talk about suspensions and fines, the NFL might want to actually pull themselves a step back. It would be fair for them to say this is a legal matter between those two and leave it. If Adams gets charged the courts deal with that, and then the NFL does have a disciplinary process for being convicted of anything. Or if the guy prefers to leave charges and maybe a chance to get him suspended behind to settle for a big civil payout/off, thats his call.

  50. He needs to be suspended for the rest of the season, make an example out of these brainless kids that make millions to run and catch a ball.

    The Raiders are 1-4, they have no chance at the playoffs. Should be an easy decision by Goodell.

  51. Football says:
    October 11, 2022 at 2:21 pm
    For all the talk about suspensions and fines, the NFL might want to actually pull themselves a step back. It would be fair for them to say this is a legal matter between those two and leave it. If Adams gets charged the courts deal with that, and then the NFL does have a disciplinary process for being convicted of anything. Or if the guy prefers to leave charges and maybe a chance to get him suspended behind to settle for a big civil payout/off, thats his call.

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    Wrong, that will solve nothing. He needs to be made an example of by his employer. Whatever happens in the courts is completely irrelevant to the consequences these punk kids need to suffer and learn from their mistakes. Otherwise it will never stop, terrible influence and human being, little kids look up to him I’m sure….this isn’t rocket science.

  52. If Adams played for any of your teams, none of you would be calling for a suspension. But because he’s not on your team you want him suspended for pushing a guy. Harder pushes happen on kindergarten playgrounds every day. Most pre schools too.

    I agree with all of you, minimum of 5 years in Guantanamo and a 50 million dollar fine.

  53. BringBackButkus says:
    October 11, 2022 at 6:13 pm
    Football says:
    October 11, 2022 at 2:21 pm
    For all the talk about suspensions and fines, the NFL might want to actually pull themselves a step back. It would be fair for them to say this is a legal matter between those two and leave it. If Adams gets charged the courts deal with that, and then the NFL does have a disciplinary process for being convicted of anything. Or if the guy prefers to leave charges and maybe a chance to get him suspended behind to settle for a big civil payout/off, thats his call.

    ______________

    Wrong, that will solve nothing. He needs to be made an example of by his employer. Whatever happens in the courts is completely irrelevant to the consequences these punk kids need to suffer and learn from their mistakes. Otherwise it will never stop, terrible influence and human being, little kids look up to him I’m sure….this isn’t rocket science.

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    I was thinking that the leaving it to the court would lead to punishing him more severely than the league. The prosecution would win because its an assault. The court won’t do much on a first offense assault. But then the NFL still does get a shot at him after that because they have rules about if a player is convicted. He can actually lose guarantees over that.

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