Packers' Adams, Panthers' Davis make amends at Pro Bowl
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Teammates at the Pro Bowl, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams and Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis told ESPN that they've put the Davis hit that resulted in an Adams concussion behind them.
Adams said Thursday that Davis sought him out the day NFC players arrived for the event in order to offer an in-person apology.
"He came and hollered at me the first day," Adams told ESPN. "It happened about a little over a month ago now so we kind of settled it. I'm trying to let bygones be bygones.
"Obviously you don't forget things like that, but at the same time we're teammates out here and you want to be civil and still have a good time so that's what it's about."
For his part, Davis said he made it a point to seek out Adams immediately.
"That was one of the things that I was most looking forward to, having that opportunity to sit down face-to-face with him and kind of explain my side of that situation, officially apologize to him face-to-face," Davis told ESPN on Thursday. "It wasn't anything malicious and I said that to him in the message, but just I just really wanted to reiterate what I said to him in that message on social media."
"He said he understood," Davis added. "He said that he was emotional when it happened. He was mad. But we've talked it out. We're in a good place right now."
Adams took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Davis on an interception return in the Panthers' 31-24 victory over the Packers in Week 15. Adams, who was able to walk off under his own power, suffered a concussion on the play, and Davis was suspended one game after appeal for the hit.
In the aftermath of the incident, Adams went on a Twitter rant against Davis, accusing him of "headhunting." Davis replied to Adams' tweet with an apology.
The concussion Adams suffered was his second of the season and third in a 14-month span.