Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams apologized after Monday night’s game for pushing a man to the ground as he left the field.
When reporters in the Raiders locker room interviewed Adams about the game, Adams himself brought up the subject without being asked.
“Before I answer anything else, I want to apologize to the guy — a guy ran off the field and he ran or jumped in front of me, came off the field and I bumped into him and kind of pushed him and he ended up on the ground, so I want to apologize to him for that, because it was just frustration mixed with him literally just running in front of me. I shouldn’t have responded that way, but that’s how I reacted in the start, so I just want to apologize for that,” Adams said.
To Adams’ credit he offered an apology without being asked, but his description of the incident as bumping into someone jumping in front of him doesn’t add up. the videoshowing that Adams could have easily avoided the man and chose to give him a hard shove instead.
Adams offered another apology on Twitter.
“Apologies to the guy I pushed over after the match. Obviously very frustrated with the way the game ended and when he ran in front of me when I went out, that was my reaction and I felt terrible straight away. It’s not me.. MY APOLOGIES man hope you see this,” Adams wrote.
Adams will likely face NFL discipline for the incident.