Panthers' Thomas Davis suspended 2 games for hit on Packers' Devante Adams

Dec 10 2017 Charlotte NC USA Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis wears a Walter Payton patch on his jersey prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sport

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.

Davis tried an apology in a reply tweet to Adams, owning up making a mistake. The Panthers, meanwhile, will be without Davis for the next two games as a result of the hit, per a suspension he received Monday. Adams was taken off the field on a gurney and spent the night in the hospital but returned for the next game.

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


Adams was placed in concussion protocol and didn't talk to reporters after the game. Both plays were illegal blocks, in some fashion, but Davis is also a repeat offender based on a fine for another illegal hit earlier this season, .

Davis will appeal the decision, the National Football League says, which may be done within three business days.

For what it's worth, Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks doesn't think the hit on Adams warranted a suspension. "And I think you have to look at the person. So I don't think it was anything malicious in anything Thomas was trying to do". One thing is for sure though - he won't be available for the game against Tampa Bay this coming Sunday.

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