UMKC Student Pushed By Davante Adams During Chiefs Game


The incident occurred after the Raiders lost 29-30 to the Kansas City Chiefs. (Cristian Martinez/RooNews)

Cristian Martinez, Sports Editor

Update: Davante Adams has been cited for assault, according to Kansas City Municipal Court records. He deleted his statement from Twitter on Oct. 13.

In a viral clip, Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams shoved an ESPN cameraman. The crew member identified is UMKC student Park Zebley.

It was his first time working for ESPN.

  The incident occurred on Monday, Oct. 10, as Adams exited the tunnel after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs 29-30. In the video, the student walked in front of an angered Adams. The pass-catcher pushed him down, and he was then helped up by Chiefs security staff.

  Following the incident on Twitter, Davante Adams said, “Sorry to the guy I pushed over after the game…That’s not me…”

  Thousands of Twitter users had much to say about the trending video.

  After being released from his job Monday night, the person pushed was taken to a local hospital. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

  “What happened was egregiously unsportsmanlike and an act of violence that should not be excused by the NFL,” said Dan Curry, the lawyer representing the cameraman.

Here’s the full statement:

  As of Tuesday morning, the student filed a police report against the star wideout.

“This blew up way more than I expected and I just want to make sure to protect myself and my family…,” the ESPN crew member said in his own statement.

  The NFL is looking to either fine and/or suspend Adams for his actions.

We will update you as more information comes in. 

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