Davante Adams calls out illegal hit on Twitter and Thomas Davis apologizes
GREEN BAY - The morning after absorbing a vicious, illegal hit that knocked him out of Sunday’s game at Carolina, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams voiced his thoughts on Twitter.
Adams suffered his second concussion of the season when Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis Sr. leveled him with a blindside block after an interception thrown by Aaron Rodgers. Davis was flagged on the play, and television cameras showed him visibly distraught on the sideline.
Nonetheless, Adams was peeved.
“Look it’s football but no room for (expletive) like that," Adams continued. "We supposed to be in this together n look out for one another not mess with a mans livelihood and hand out unnecessary concussions. We all got mouths to feed what if I did that to him and his kids cant eat...
“Not the type to rant but when u go through this (expletive) twice in a year it takes a lil toll on u so excuse me.”
Davis tweeted back an apology later Monday morning.
It was the second time this season that Adams found himself on the wrong end of an illegal hit. He suffered another concussion in September when Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan blasted him with a helmet-to-helmet blow. Adams wound up spending the night in the hospital.
In total, it was Adams’ third concussion in the last 14 months.
Players in the concussion protocol are not available to the media. Adams must receive medical clearance from an independent neurologist before he can return to the field.