Danny Trevathan says head shot on Davante Adams was not intentional
Danny Travathan is likely going to be fined for the vicious hit he put on Davante Adams Thursday night, but the Chicago Bears linebacker does not feel he should be suspended for a head shot he insists was unintentional.
Following the game, Trevathan said his main concern is that Adams is OK and apologized for hitting the Green Bay Packers receiver in the head.
“I was just trying to make a play. It wasn’t intentional,” Trevathan said, via Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times. “I was just trying to hustle to the ball and do my job. Unfortunately, he ended up hurt. I’m sorry about that. And I’m going to reach out to him and send him a message. Because we play a physical game, but you never wish that on anybody.
“I regret the level I hit him at. I could have been a little bit better. But you’ve got to understand, I was in a momentum and I was just trying to make a play. Unintentionally it happens in this game. Hopefully they see that.”
Adams’ mouth piece went flying and he was carted off the field after the brutal hit. A player like Vontaze Burfict with a history of cheap shots would be suspended no question, but Trevathan is hoping the NFL realizes he wasn’t trying to knock an opponent out.
“We’ll see. I don’t think it should be a suspension, but you never know,” he said. “I’m just going to send my prayers out. My main concern is that he’s OK.”
At least one Packers player isn’t buying that the hit was unintentional, as he unloaded on Trevathan after the game for the “disgusting” play.