Report: Raiders release CB Damon Arnette amid off-field incidents
The Las Vegas Raiders are cutting ties with former first-round pick Damon Arnette amid two lawsuits and a troubling video posted by the cornerback, NFL Network reported Monday.
Arnette has been on injured reserve for more than a month.
One lawsuit alleges Arnette, 25, left the scene of an accident in October 2020 near the team facility when he was running late for a team meeting. The woman Arnette allegedly hit is suing him for $92,000 in damages, per TMZ. A second lawsuit by an employee of the Aria Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas alleges that Arnette berated and spit on a valet employee over a dispute about retrieving his car.
Then, a video surfaced late last week that shows Arnette repeatedly threatening to kill someone while brandishing what appear to be semi-automatic weapons.
The release comes nearly a week after the Raiders cut Henry Ruggs in the aftermath of felony charges of DUI resulting in death and reckless driving.
The Raiders selected Arnette No. 19 overall out of Ohio State in the 2020 draft. Injuries limited him to 13 games (seven starts) in his one-plus seasons. He didn’t record any interceptions and had 29 tackles.
He last played on Oct. 4 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
–Field Level Media