NFL to Wait on Legal Process Before Disciplining Raiders WR Adams

Las Vegas Raiders fans can likely breathe a sigh of relief, at least for the foreseeable future. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the NFL will withhold discipline against wide receiver Davante Adams for his Monday Night Football incident until the legal process plays out. Adams shoved a photographer to the ground on his way to the locker room following the Raiders' frustrating 30-29 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5. The photographer filed a police report, and Adams now faces a misdemeanour assault charge.

Waiting for the legal process to conclude will likely delay any potential suspension Adams could face, perhaps even into next season. Saints running back Alvin Kamara has yet to face discipline for a Febuary incident that resulted in significantly more serious felony charges. Unless Adams' case is resolved more quickly, it could be a long time before he faces league judgment.
Adams joined the Raiders this year via a blockbuster trade with the Green Bay Packers during the 2022 offseason. The wide receiver tallied 506 receptions for 6195 yards and 57 touchdowns for the Packers over five consecutive Pro Bowl seasons from 2017 to 2021. 

Adams has maintained his excellent play so far this season with the Raiders, totalling 414 receiving yards and five touchdowns in his five appearances. The Raiders will need him available if they want to claw out of their 1-4 early-season hole.
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