Earlier this month, a prosecutor denied allegations of mild assault against the expansion Davante Adamsa Kansas City court spokesman said Robert A. Cronkleton of Kansas City Stars. The allegations stem from a post-match incident at Arrowhead Stadium in October.
After the Raiders’ Week 5 loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City, Adams allegedly shoved a cameraman to the ground, injuring him. Video of the incident was recorded on live television. The recipient later apologized for the confrontation.
Adams was charged soon after. The charges were dismissed on June 5, and according to Cronkleton, the allegation “is now considered a closed secret case under Missouri law.” Adams still faces a civil lawsuit filed by the cameraman, who claims he was diagnosed with a concussion and “fears for his life” during the incident. The individual claims he was also harassed online.
As noted in May, it is believed that the NFL will await the results of the misdemeanor charges before deciding on any fines or suspensions. The NFL could in fact still discipline Adams under their individual conduct policy, but Friday’s development could help the recipient’s case in that regard.
In his first season in Las Vegas, Adams earned another All-Pro name for the first team after finishing with 100 catches from 1,516 yards and 14 touchdowns. Next season, Adams will play with the third QB in three years, when the Raiders take the place Derek Carr with Jimmy Garoppolo.