Raiders’ Davante Adams sued after incident in Kansas City. Two others named in suit

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A man who is part of a video production crew is suing Las Vegas Raiders star wide receiver Davante Adams.

Park Zebley, 20, said Adams pushed him to the ground after he was going to the tunnel at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium after a 30-29 loss to the Chiefs in October.

The lawsuit also lists the Raiders, the Kansas City Chiefs and others, according to the Kansas City Star.

The Star said Zebley alleges in a complaint filed May 2 in Jackson County Circuit Court that he feared for his life in the immediate aftermath of the incident and was diagnosed with concussion symptoms. He said he was targeted online as well, The Star said.

Zebley was carrying video equipment for a production company contracted with ESPN to cover the Monday night game when video showed Adams pushing Zebley as they crossed patches. Adams briefly stopped to stare at Zebley before going to the locker room.

Adams was charged with one count of misdemeanor assault in Kansas City municipal court. The case is pending and his next appearance is June 26, the KC Star said.

In a statement to The Star, Zebley said “I’m looking for justice. You can’t shove someone down and walk off like it didn’t happen. Not in real life.”

Meeting with reporters following the game, Adams apologized for what happened.

“There was some guy running off the field and he ran and jumped in front of me,” Adams said. “We were coming off the field and I bumped into him and kind of pushed him, and he ended up on the ground. I would like to say I’m sorry to him for that. That was just frustration mixed with running and literally running in front of me. I shouldn’t have responded that way but that’s how I, initially, responded so I want to apologize to him for that.”

A case management conference is scheduled for Aug. 23, the KC Star said.