Former Raiders TE Darren Waller speaks out, plus, good news for Davante Adams

Darren Waller Has More To Say About The Raiders, Davante Adams Gets Good News

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams found himself in legal trouble last season after he shoved a camera-crew member. However, the 30-year-old can begin thinking about the 2023 season now that the charges have been dropped. Meanwhile, the Silver and Black made a significant trade this offseason, saying goodbye to tight end Darren Waller.

The Raiders shipped the 30-year-old to the New York Giants, and he recently opened up about the transaction that sent him to the Big Apple.

Davante Adams has charges dropped!

On Friday, KMBC News in Kansas City reported that Adams had his misdemeanor charge dropped from an incident where the Raiders receiver shoved a camera-crew member. 

Following the Raiders’ 30-29 loss on “Monday Night Football” to the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 10, the cameras captured an outburst from Adams after he pushed Park Zebley.

Adams was due in Kansas City court this month, but the suit was dismissed. While the charges against the Raiders star were dropped, he remains part of a lawsuit the photographer filed

The lawsuit states that Zebley “felt concerned for his own safety and sought counseling and stayed away from his apartment.” Furthermore, the cameraman indicated that he received death threats after the incident. 

Although Adams is still part of a lawsuit filed by the cameraman, it’s good news for him to have the more severe charge dismissed. The receiver will likely have to settle. Still, it seems the incident will soon be behind No. 17.

The Raiders-Giants trade didn’t surprise Darren Waller…

While players usually state they ignore what’s being said in the media regarding potential transactions in the offseason, it appears Waller knew that a trade was coming. Whether it was what he saw in the press or through inside knowledge we don’t know.

The former Raiders tight end stated that he wasn’t caught off guard when the trade between New York and Vegas went down. 

“Not totally shocked,” Waller said (h/t Bleacher Report’s Jack Murray). “I had heard some things. There were different moments throughout the year that I heard I may be traded, or I may not. So, the actual event of it wasn’t too shocking.”

Nonetheless, the Raiders wasted little time finding Waller’s long-term replacement when the franchise drafted Michael Mayer at No. 35 this past NFL Draft. Mayer might need to find his footing this season, though that doesn’t quell expectations. The Notre Dame product is likely expected to be the No. 1 target in the middle of the field.

*Top Photo: Stew Milne/Associated Press

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