Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis hit Green Bay Packers wideout Davante Adams in the head on Sunday, knocking him out of the game. On Monday, he paid the price.
“Panthers’ LB Thomas Davis is being suspended two games, per sources,” wrote ESPN’s Adam Schefter. “He will appeal.”
One person is going to be very happy to see the Panthers starter miss the last two games of the season. Adams himself went off on Davis on Twitter.
“I’ll never understand it,” he 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 wasn’t 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 shit 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 cant eat…Not the type to rant but when u go through this shit twice in a year it takes a lil toll on u so excuse me.”
Ugly pick but an even uglier hit by Thomas Davis. So dirty. pic.twitter.com/Yls3PrdGM3
— Cameron DaSilva (@camdasilva) December 17, 2017
For what it’s worth, Davis appeared to feel bad about the hit when it happened.
“I understand your frustration and I do apologize for the hit!” Davis replied. “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!”