The league said that Trevathan violated Rule 12, Section 2, Article 6 (i) which states that "there shall be no unnecessary roughness. This shall include, but will not be limited to: (i) using any part of a player's helmet or facemask to butt, spear, or ram an opponent violently or unnecessarily."
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source involved, that Trevathan is appealing his suspension. The hearing is this week, Rapoport added.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Trevathan said he wasn't trying to intentionally hurt Adams.
"I was just trying to make a play. It wasn't intentional. I was just trying to do my job and he ended up getting hurt," Trevathan said. "I'm sorry about that and I'm going to reach out to him."
Trevathan said he didn't believe he should be suspended for the hit.
"I don't think it should be a suspension, but you never know," he said. "I'm just going to send a prayer out. My main concern was that he's OK."