Assault Charge Against Davante Adams Dropped

Earlier this month, a prosecutor dismissed the misdemeanor assault charges against wideout Davante Adams, a spokeswoman for the Kansas City municipal court told Robert A. Cronkleton of the Kansas City Star. The charges stemmed from a post-game incident at Arrowhead Stadium back in October.

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Following the Raiders’ Week 5 loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City, Adams allegedly shoved a cameraman to the ground, injuring the individual. Video of the incident was captured on the live broadcast. The receiver later apologized for the confrontation.

Adams was charged with the crime shortly thereafter. The charges were dismissed on June 5, and per Cronkleton, the charge “is now considered a closed confidential case under Missouri law.” Adams still faces a civil lawsuit filed by the cameraman, who claims he was diagnosed with a concussion and “feared for his life” during the incident. The individual claims he’s also been harassed online.

As we noted back in May, it was believed the NFL would await the outcome of the misdemeanor charges before deciding on any fine or suspension. The NFL could still realistically discipline Adams under their personal conduct policy, but yesterday’s development likely helps the receiver’s case in that regard.

During his first season in Las Vegas, Adams earned another first-team All-Pro nod after finishing with 100 catches for 1,516 yards and 14 touchdowns. Next season, Adams will be playing with his third QB in three years, as the Raiders replaced Derek Carr with Jimmy Garoppolo.

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