Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams is facing discipline from the league -- potentially even a suspension -- for pushing a credentialed worker to the ground after his team's loss to the Chiefs on Monday night, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported, per sources.
Adams was walking off GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium toward the tunnel when he shoved the person down.
NFL.com confirmed on Tuesday that the person Adams shoved filed a report with the Kansas City (Missouri) Police Department after the incident.
"[The victim] made arrangements for private transport to the hospital for treatment at which time he called police," the incident report said. "The injuries are preliminarily thought to be non-life threatening."
Kansas City police said the incident will be investigated by its assault unit detectives and the investigation is not expected to last more than 1-2 days.
During his postgame news conference, Adams apologized to the man and addressed the incident following the game.
"Before I say anything, I want to apologize to the guy (camera person) running off the field and he ran and jumped in front of me," Adams said. "I'm coming off the field and I bumped into him and pushed him. I think he ended up on the ground, so I want to say sorry to him because that was just frustration mixed with him running in front of me and I shouldn't have responded that way and that's how I initially responded. I want to apologize to him for that."
Adams later tweeted out an apology, as well.
Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels addressed the incident on Tuesday.
"I support Davante wholeheartedly as a human being," McDaniels. said, per ESPN.com. "As a person, he's a great guy. I know that was an unfortunate situation. We obviously don't want any of our guys to be doing anything like that. He knows that. He's very well aware of that. But I know the person; I don't think there was any intent behind it, on his part. But whatever [the NFL] asks of us, whatever they need from us, obviously we'll comply."
Adams had two long touchdown receptions on Monday, including one that cut the Chiefs' lead to one point in the fourth quarter. But he also had a pivotal reception in the fourth quarter overturned on review, and Adams collided with Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow on a failed fourth-down attempt that ended the game.
Clearly frustrated by the Raiders' loss, Adams was seen after the game slamming his helmet. Not long after, the incident in the tunnel occurred.
The loss dropped the Raiders to 1-4 on the year.