Report: Panthers' Thomas Davis suspended for two games following Davante Adams hit
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58/AP) – ESPN is reporting that Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis is suspended for two games after an illegal hit on Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams in Sunday’s game.
Davante Adams took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis on an interception return by Colin Jones. As Adams was running to make the tackle on Jones, Davis appeared to launch himself at Adams with a peel-back block, immediately sending the wide receiver to the ground.
Davis was flagged for a 15-yard penalty.
Adams took to Twitter, expressing his frustration following the hit.
I’ll never understand it. Game is already dangerous enough and we got Pro Bowl players out here head hunting and saying they “didn’t mean to harm me”— Davante Adams (@tae15adams) December 18, 2017
Davis responded with an apology for the hit and says he “made a mistake.”
I understand your frustration and I do apologize for the hit! 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!— Thomas Davis (@ThomasDavisSDTM) December 18, 2017