Raiders’ Davant Adams has been tasked with ASSAULT to push the side photographer

Kansas City Police have publicly identified a freelance journalist pushed by Davante Adams on the sidelines of Arrowhead Stadium on Monday night.

Freelance photographer and photographer Ryan Zipley was working with ESPN’s Monday Night Football during a Raiders-Chiefs game when he was pushed by a frustrated Adams and eventually hospitalized. Zipley filed a complaint on Tuesday, alleging that he had a stroke, a headache, and possibly a minor concussion as a result of his fall.

A police spokesman told DailyMail.com that Adams was cited for misdemeanor assault on Wednesday over the incident. Misdemeanors of assault can be punished in Missouri Imprisonment for up to 15 days and a fine of up to $750.

Zipley’s identity was not identified until Wednesday, when police released the charges against Adams.

Adams, the second-highest-paid recipient in the NFL with $28.2 million for the 2022 season, was rushing off the field Monday night after the Raiders’ final drive failed, giving The Chiefs a dramatic 30-29 win. When a visibly frustrated Adams approached the tunnel, Zeppelin crossed All Pro Road.

At the time, Adams, who is 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, pushed Zepley and watched him stumble back and forth on the ground. Security eventually helped Zipley stand up when Adams walked accidentally into the Arrowhead Stadium tunnel.

The footage of the accident does not clearly show Zeppelin, but he appears to have been seen in the background of other images from the game, including one of President Travis Kelsey’s photos of him celebrating the landing gear.

As Las Vegas Raiders star Davante Adams is investigated by Kansas City Police and faces potential suspension for paying a photographer after Monday's defeat to the Chiefs, his head coach lashes out at his defense, calling the All-Pro receiver a 'cool guy'.

As Las Vegas Raiders star Davante Adams is investigated by Kansas City Police and faces potential suspension for paying a photographer after Monday’s defeat to the Chiefs, his head coach lashes out at his defense, calling the All-Pro receiver a ‘cool guy’. “

Josh McDaniels: As a person, [Adams is] A great man.  I know this was an unfortunate situation.'

Josh McDaniels: As a person, [Adams is] A great man. I know this was an unfortunate situation.’

Adams, the second-highest-paid recipient in the NFL with $28.2 million for the 2022 season, was rushing off the field Monday night after the Raiders' final drive failed, giving The Chiefs a dramatic 30-29 win.  With a visibly frustrated Adams approaching the tunnel, Ryan Zipley crossed the path of the All Pro and immediately pushed to the ground

Adams, the second-highest-paid recipient in the NFL with $28.2 million for the 2022 season, was rushing off the field Monday night after the Raiders’ final drive failed, giving The Chiefs a dramatic 30-29 win. With a visibly frustrated Adams approaching the tunnel, Ryan Zipley crossed the path of the All Pro and immediately pushed to the ground

As Adams faces a potential suspension for pushing Zeppelly after Monday’s defeat to the Chiefs, his coach rushed into his defense on Tuesday, calling the All-Pro receiver a “great guy.”

“I support Davante with all my heart as a human being,” McDaniels told reporters on Tuesday. As a person, he’s a wonderful guy. I know this was an unfortunate situation. Obviously, we don’t want any of our guys to do anything like that. Because he knows that. He is well aware of that. But I know the person. I don’t think there was any intention behind that on his part.

McDaniels, in his first year as the Raiders’ head coach, conceded that the team would comply with any punishment brought down by Commissioner Roger Goodell’s office.

‘but whatever [the NFL] Asking us, whatever they need from us, we will obviously comply. But we kind of wait and see [situation in terms of discipline] at this point.’

The league is also reviewing the incident and suspension remains a possibility, according to Tom Pellisero of the NFL Network. Pellicero’s teammate, NFL Network’s Mike Garavulo, suggested that “this sounds like more than just a fine.”

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The NFL is expected to rule on the matter early this week. Adams, the longtime Green Bay Packers star prior to this season, had no problem with the NFL.

The police report was submitted to DailyMail.com on Tuesday.

I read the police account: “The victim is a Chiefs/Raiders photographer.” At the end of the match, he was pushed to the ground causing an injury. He made arrangements for private transportation to the hospital for treatment at which time he called the police.

It is initially believed that the injuries are not life-threatening. The incident will be investigated by investigators in our assault unit who, upon completion, will coordinate with the city or state attorney general to determine any applicable charges.

Amazed spectators watch the side worker fall onto the grass at the end of Monday's match

Even Raiders fans couldn't help but show sympathy for the guy who got pushed

Amazed spectators watched Ryan Zeppelly fall on the grass at the end of Monday’s game

Adams claimed that

Adams claimed that he “immediately freaked out” after pushing the man known as Ryan Zipley

Adams apologized to the media after the match.

“He jumped in front of me as he walked off the field,” Adams said. I kind of paid him. He ended up on the ground. I want to apologize to him for that. This was just frustration mixed with him as he ran in front of me.

I shouldn’t have responded that way, but this is how I answered. I want to apologize to him for that.

Adams also offered an apology on Twitter.

“Sorry to the guy I pushed after the match,” he wrote on Twitter. I’m obviously very frustrated with the way the match ended and when he ran in front of me (sic) when I came out that was my reaction and I immediately freaked out. That’s not me.. my apologies man I hope you see this.

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But not everyone was buying an apology from Adams, who didn’t seem concerned at the time. One response on Twitter read: “”I felt bad right afterwards, but I left it like it didn’t mean anything.”

Another said: An apology from the rubbish on social media. This is so you try not to look bad to the masses. Too late. I pushed someone down who was trying to do a job there. I guess when I’m having a bad day, I should push the baristas down as they walk in front of me, and then text I’m sorry on Twitter.

Another follower wrote: ‘If you immediately freaked out, why didn’t you help him and apologize right away? You swipe right next to it with a flick of your wrist like a WTH dude. You may want to continue to work on that humility. Note: You can find this guy at any time and apologize to him directly.

Adams was taken to Las Vegas in March, where he reunited with his college mate, Derek Carr, and signed a five-year, $141.2 million deal with the Raiders.

The two-time All-Pro has 29 receptions and five touchdowns in five games, but the Raiders disappointed 1-4 on the year.

The Conquerors have since signed veteran goalkeeper Albert Wilson while Adams awaits his league penalty.

A number of fans were unimpressed by Adams' apology on Twitter

A number of fans were unimpressed by Adams’ apology on Twitter

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