A video crew man who was pushed by Davante Adams after the MNF loss is suing him, the Raiders and Chiefs… and reveals he “feared for his life” after being hospitalized for alleged assault
- The young freelancer was ousted by Adams after an Oct. 10 MNF loss
- Adams was charged with assault in KC in October
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The video production team member who was pushed after an MNF game by Davante Adams last season has reportedly filed a civil lawsuit against him, the Las Vegas Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs, among others.
Accordingly, the University of Missouri-Kansas City student filed a lawsuit in the Jackson County Circuit Court Kansas City Star and said he feared for his existence after the alleged assault and had also been diagnosed with a concussion.
Zebley was working as a freelance photographer and cameraman for ESPN’s Monday Night Football team during the Oct. 10 Raiders Chiefs game when he was knocked over by the frustrated Adams and eventually hospitalized.
Adams has since been charged with assault. The case is currently pending with a court hearing scheduled for June 26.
“One municipal battery charge isn’t enough,” Zebley told the Star.
Ryan Zebley – aka Park – has sued Davante Adams, the LV Raiders and the KC Chiefs
Adams, the NFL’s second-highest-paid receiver for the 2022 season at $28.2 million, stormed off the field Monday night after the Raiders’ final drive failed and gave the Chiefs a dramatic 30-29 win. As the visibly frustrated Adams approached the tunnel, Ryan Zebley crossed the path of the All-Pro and was immediately knocked to the ground
“I seek justice.” You can’t knock someone down and run away like nothing happened. Not in real life.’
Park Zebley has also filed lawsuits against the Jackson Sports Complex Authority and Landmark Events Staffing.
Adams, the NFL’s second-highest-paid receiver for the 2022 season at $28.2 million, stormed off the field Monday night after the Raiders’ final drive failed and gave the Chiefs a dramatic 30-29 win. As the visibly frustrated Adams approached the tunnel, Zebley crossed the path of the All-Pro.
At that moment, the 1.9m tall, 100kg Adams shoved Zebley and watched as he stumbled backwards and fell to the ground. Security eventually helped Zebley to his feet as Adams casually entered the Arrowhead Stadium tunnel.
Adams apologized via the media after the game.
“He jumped off the field before me,” Adams said. “I kind of pushed him. He landed on the ground. I would like to apologize to him for that. It was just a mixture of frustration and the fact that he was just running in front of me.
Las Vegas Raiders star Adams has been charged with assault in KC
Adams claimed he “felt awful right away” after pushing the man identified as Zebley
“I shouldn’t have reacted like that, but that’s how I reacted.” For that, I want to apologize to him.’
Adams also apologized on Twitter in a now-deleted tweet.
“Sorry about the guy I knocked over after the game,” he tweeted. “Obviously I was very frustrated with how the game ended and when he ran in front of me when I left, that was my reaction and I felt terrible straight away.” That’s not me. I beg your pardon man, I hope you see that.’
Adams did not receive a fine or suspension from the NFL as a result of the incident.
According to Star, a “case management conference” is scheduled for August 23.
“We’re still in the early stages,” Zebley’s attorney Dan Curry told the outlet. ‘But [he] seeks compensation for what happened to him, and if a jury has to decide, then they will decide.”