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Panthers' Davis suspended, tweets apology to Packers' Adams after hit

Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams (17) catches a touchdown pass against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of a game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

(WLUK) -- Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has been suspended for two games for his blind-side, helmet-to-helmet hit on the Green Bay Packers' Davante Adams.

Davis took to Twitter Monday morning to apologize directly to Adams. The hit came in the third quarter of Sunday's Panthers win while Davis was trying to throw a block after an interception. Adams left the game with a concussion.

Davis was responding to a tweet Adams sent earlier in the day, expressing frustration with the hit and Davis' explanation that it was unintentional.

"You have been previously fined for violations of safety-related rules. Your actions yesterday warrant an escalation of discipline, not only because they were flagrant, but also because of your status as a repeat offender," NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan wrote.

Davis is expected to appeal the suspension, the NFL Network reported.


It was the second time this season Adams suffered a concussion as a result of a controversial hit. He was carted off the field in a September game against the Chicago Bears, but returned to start the following week's game at Dallas.

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