KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams received a citation for assault for pushing a photographer after a 30-29 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, according to Kansas City Municipal Court records.
As Adams made his way to the tunnel to return to the locker room following the final whistle, the photographer, identified as Park Zebley, walked in front of him and Adams pushed Zebley down to the ground and continued to the tunnel.
The act was caught on several cameras, including the Monday Night Football broadcast.
Zebley contacted police at about 10:30 p.m. Monday night, right after the game, and filed a report.
In the report, Zebley told police he was injured, had a headache and possible whiplash. According to the report, he was also concerned he may have suffered a concussion. The victim then went to the hospital after leaving on Monday night.
An attorney representing the victim released a statement Wednesday on behalf of his client.
“What happened was egregiously unsportsmanlike and an act of violence that should not be excused by the NFL,” Brown & Curry Law Firm said in a statement on behalf of Park Zebley.
Raiders player Davante Adams has been charged today with assault for allegedly pushing a college student to the ground following the October 10, 2022 NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The incident was captured on video that is widely available on the Internet.
The alleged victim, Park Zebley, has retained our firm to represent him in the aftermath of this incident. It was his first day on the job, and he had been given the task of carrying equipment for a camera operator.Brown & Curry Law Firm
Adams apologized after the incident during his post-game press conference, as well as on social media.
The NFL said they are investigating the incident and the All-Pro wide receiver could face a potential fine or suspension.