The full Goggans.
But who could have ever imagined that a small scuffle, occurring at the very beginning of 2018 between Stab magazine’s Ashton Goggans and BeachGrit’s Chas Smith on a podcast hosted by then single David Lee Scales, would have changed the course of sporting history?
As it was nearly five years ago, now, you may have forgotten the moment when the aforementioned Smith leapt across a reclaimed wooden coffee table at Goggans, who had been saying things he deemed uninformed into a microphone.
The two locked into a light embrace, which included some swaying, some high-pitched “hey man”s until broken up by Scales.
Childish and silly, Smith semi-regretted the encounter until receiving a call from the Orange County Sheriff Department informing him that Goggans was hoping to press assault charges. That he, himself, had called the law and attempted to really teach him a lesson by sending him to jail.
That put a right burr under Smith’s saddle and the rest, as they say, is history. A history, unfortunately, repeated days ago on the august gridiron when superstar wide receiver Davante Adams lightly shoved a sporting journalist after a tough loss to the Denver Broncos and was slapped with the law.
Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams has been charged with misdemeanor assault for shoving a credentialed media worker after Monday’s loss in Kansas City to the Chiefs.
Adams was cited for an “intentional, overt act” that inflicted “bodily injury,” according to court records released Wednesday.
The man shoved by Adams, identified by police as Ryan Zebley, suffered whiplash, a headache and a possible minor concussion from the incident, according to records. Zebley was working for ESPN’s Monday Night Football as a freelance photographer.
The charges were filed Wednesday morning in Municipal Court of Kansas City. Adams is due in court Nov. 10.
If convicted, Adams could face a jail term of up to six months or a fine of up to $1,000.