Davante Adams was visibly angry after his side, the Las Vegas Raiders lost to Kansas City Chiefs 30-29 on Monday night.
Although he was very wrong, someone was on the receiving end of his anger, a cameraman who was on duty during the match.
Adams was seen heading towards the tunnel to the locker room after the game.
As he approached the tunnel, he shoved a cameraman who was holding some equipment. The man was knocked completely off balance and fell to the ground.
The man just seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and just happened to cross in front of an angry person’s path.
Davante was so angry he didn’t even realize what he had done and stopped to check on the person, he just kept walking.
Adams had 3 catches for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns, but a pass he thought he had caught on 3rd-and-1 on the Raiders’ final drive was overturned and ruled incomplete.
His team lost the game and blew a 17-0 lead in the second quarter.
The initial gap between both teams contributed to Adams’ anger following the loss, but there was no excuse for his unnecessary and dangerous behavior.
The Raiders receiver publicly apologized to the man while speaking with reporters after the game. He said:
“I want to apologize to the guy … some guy was running off the field and he ran and jumped in front of me when we were coming off the field.”
“I bumped into him and kind of pushed him, and he ended up on the ground. So I want to say sorry to him for that. That was just frustration mixed with him running in front of me. Shouldn’t have responded that way … so I want to apologize for that.”
There was no word on whether or not the man was injured in the incident. But he did seem to be OK as he was helped back up by an Arrowhead Stadium security officer.
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