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Las Vegas Raiders WR Davante Adams charged with assault after pushing photographer

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams is facing a misdemeanor assault charge after shoving a photographer following the Raiders’ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday. Adams was walking off GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium toward the tunnel when he shoved the photographer, who fell to the ground. Court filings state that Zebley sustained whiplash, headache and a possible minor concussion when Adams pushed him with both hands as he exited the stadium tunnel Monday on his way to the Raiders’ locker room.

Ryan Zebley, who was working as a photographer at a Kansas City Chiefs game against the Raiders on Monday in Kansas City, Mo., filed a complaint with the Kansas City Police Department after the incident.   Police assault unit detectives investigated the incident and then worked with the city prosecutor’s office, which filed the charge against Adams Wednesday morning in the Municipal Court of Kansas City.  The Kansas City code or ordinances that those convicted of the misdemeanor assault charge can be punished with up to 180 days in jail, a fine between $250 and $1,000, or by both imprisonment and a fine. A court date was set for Thursday, Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m. CT.

League sources confirm that the NFL is reviewing the matter. Adams faces a potential fine or suspension as a result of that review.  He tweeted an apology on Monday: “Sorry to the guy I pushed over after the game. Obviously, very frustrated at the way the game ended and when he ran in front of me as I exited, that was my reaction and I felt horrible immediately. That’s not me. My apologies, man. Hope you see this.”

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