The Packers announced during the game that Adams was conscious and had feeling in all his extremities but was being taken via ambulance to be checked for head and neck injuries and a possible concussion.
He gave the Bears a 15-yard penalty, but the official did not eject Trevathan.
After the game, Trevathan said he didn't purposely hit Adams in such a vicious manner, per Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune: "I was just trying to make a play". He said he planned to reach out to Adams and send him a message. In real time, they threw a flag that, because it happened near the goal line, cost the Bears only four yards.
Here's what Trevathan told reporters after the game.
"That was (messed) up", Green Bay tight end Martellus Bennett said.
The helmet-to-helmet hit happened in the third quarter.
"I trust when Danny said he wasn't intentionally trying to hit him like that", Rodgers said. He's home. Had a chance to visit with Davante briefly last night. "Yeah, that's dirty. I don't think we have any guys like that that would do anything malicious like that, but that is a dirty hit".
"I regret", Trevathan said, "just the level I hit him at. Hopefully, they can see my half of it".
Adams, meanwhile, won't get to celebrate the Packers' latest romp over the Bears with Rodgers and his teammates, having gone the whole rout started with the game's opening TD. Randall looked in the direction of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who was the only safety in coverage on the play.
The college targeting rule isn't without controversy, the automatic ejections in particular.
McCarthy indicated that while Montgomery missed the rest of the game, there's a chance he'll be able to play against the Cowboys.