Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams vents on social media, Panthers' Thomas Davis responds

By The Sports Xchange  |  Dec. 18, 2017 at 1:56 PM
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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams took to social media to vent his frustration on Monday on the heels of the blindside hit he received from Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis.

And Davis quickly offered an apology.

Adams wrote that Davis was "head hunting" when the linebacker administered a hit on the unsuspecting wideout during the third quarter of Sunday's game at Bank of America Stadium. Adams was left with a concussion and couldn't talk with reporters following the contest because players in concussion protocol are barred from speaking to the media until they have been cleared.

That didn't prevent Adams from speaking out on Twitter, however.

"I'll never understand it," Adams wrote. "Game is already dangerous enough and we got Pro Bowl players out here head hunting and saying they "didn't mean to harm me"

"Somebody please explain to me what I wasnt trying to hurt him means when we nowhere near the play and u lead with ya head and ear hole a defenseless player...."

"Look it's football but no room for (expletive) like that. 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 can't 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."

Adams' words prompted an apology from Davis over social media.

"I understand your frustration and I do apologize for the hit!" Davis wrote. "In no way was I trying to hurt you. My first instinct was turn and make a block. In all sincerity I do apologize. I truly respect you as a player and I made a mistake!"

The concussion sustained by Adams was his second of the season and third of his NFL career. He was taken off the field on a gurney following a hit from Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan during a game in Week 4.

Trevathan served a one-game suspension for the hit on Adams, who leads the Packers with 74 catches for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns this season.

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