NFL’S DAMON ARNETTE ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT W/ DEADLY WEAPON … Allegedly Threatened Valet W/ Gun
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Originally published as a TMZ post –
“More troubling news for NFL player Damon Arnette … the former 1st round draft pick was arrested Friday night in Las Vegas after he allegedly threatened a valet with a gun, TMZ Sports has learned.
The 25-year-old cornerback was busted for assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a controlled substance after a dispute allegedly occurred at the Park MGM on Las Vegas Boulevard.
It’s unclear what drug Arnette allegedly had on him.
A witness tells us Damon attempted to retrieve a car without a valet ticket … leading to a dispute. We’re told Arnette pulled a gun, and the police were eventually called.
This is just the latest issue with the former Ohio State star. Arnette was cut by the Raiders in November after a video surfaced appearing to show Damon threatening someone with a gun.
Arnette is also being sued by a woman who claims he hit her car, injuring her, and left the scene of the accident after an October 2020 crash.
After a standout season at Ohio State where Arnette earned 2nd Team All-Big Ten honors, he was the 19th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
In 2 seasons with the Raiders, Arnette played in 13 games, racking up 29 tackles. After Vegas cut him, he signed as a practice squad player with the Miami Dolphins.
Damon was recently signed by the Kansas City Chiefs to a reserves/futures contract … meaning he isn’t on the active roster right now, but the team has his rights for next season.
10:41 AM PT — 1/30 — Arnette has been charged with FIVE felonies — 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of possession of a controlled substance, one count of possession of marijuana or cannabis and one count of carrying or concealing a gun without a permit, according to court records. Arnette was released from the Clark County Detention Center after posting a bond.
8:58 AM PT — The Chiefs have released Damon Arnette, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.”