Raiders WR Davante Adams issued citation after postgame shove

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams has been charged with a city ordinance violation, according to a Kansas City (Missouri) Municipal Court public information officer.

Adams' violation comes two days after he shoved a credentialed photographer, who fell to the ground, following the Raiders' loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday.

Wednesday afternoon's update clarifies an earlier filing from the Kansas City (Mo.) Police Department, which stated that Adams had been charged with misdemeanor assault.

The citation states that Adams "did, by an intentional, overt act, inflict bodily injury or cause an unlawful offensive contact" upon the worker, pushing him to the ground using two hands and "causing whiplash and head ache" and a possible concussion.

A court date was set for Thursday, Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m. CT.

Adams was walking off GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium toward the tunnel on Monday evening when he shoved the person, who then fell to the ground. Following the incident, the individual filed a report with the Kansas City (Mo.) Police Department.

"[The victim] made arrangements for private transport to the hospital for treatment at which time he called police," the incident report said on Tuesday. "The injuries are preliminarily thought to be non-life threatening."

In addition to the citation, Adams is facing potential discipline, including a possible suspension, from the league, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday.

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 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' Raiders are on a bye this week. They host the Houston Texans on Sunday, Oct. 23, in Week 7.

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