Davante Adams has been in hot water ever since he shoved a photographer at the end of the Las Vegas Raiders' 30-29 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last week. After a collision while running a route in the final play, Adams was noticeably upset as he left the field. He pushed photographer Ryan Zebley, who fell to the ground. He then continued down the tunnel.
While the wide receiver was quick to apologize on social media, he took it down once the victim filed charges, accusing the Las Vegas star of assault. Instead of apologizing on the spot or reaching out to the victim, Davante Adams chose the petty option of removing his apology.
It seems like his childish behavior continued in the Las Vegas Raiders' win against the Houston Texans this week. As Adams left the field, he first gestured to the assembled photographers to give him sufficient room. He then proceeded to sidestep his way into the tunnel.
Such an attitude towards a potentially serious incident was probably not in good taste, and NFL fans on Twitter were quick to remind him about it.
Davante Adams' legal perils as they stand
Davante Adams will have to fight in court the cameraman he shoved in the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs filed charges.
As mentioned before, the cameraman is citing the Raiders receiver for assault. He claims to have suffered injuries, headaches, whiplash and possible concussion.
“What happened was egregiously unsportsmanlike and an act of violence that should not be excused by the NFL,” Zebley's attorney said.
It is unclear what will happen next, but the case does not look likely to go away anytime soon. It adds to the frustration of the Las Vegas Raiders after all the off-field controversies they were involved in last season.
Their coach Jon Gruden had to leave his position after misogynistic, homophobic and racist comments from his past emails came to light. He is still fighting a battle in the courts against the NFL. Furthermore, last season wide receiver Henry Ruggs was responsible for a fatal crash while driving under the influence.
The Las Vegas Raiders would have hoped that this season would have been calmer. But with one shove by Davante Adams, it seems like all the well-laid out plans have gone to waste. This has the potential to drag on for quite a bit longer and Adams' attitude and seeming lack of remorse will ensure the spotlight remains glaring.