Former Ohio State football player Damon Arnette released by Las Vegas Raiders following Instagram video
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former Ohio State football player Damon Arnette has been released by the Las Vegas Raiders in his second season only.
The Raiders released the cornerback after a video has surfaced of him holding guns and making death threats. Later news broke that, according to CBS Sports, Arnette faces a hit-and-run charge following a 2020 incident that left a woman unconscious and medical bills of $ 92,000.
“Very painful decision,” said Raiders general manager Mike Mayock. “We have spent a lot of time, effort and resources trying to help him in all aspects of his life … we cannot stand the video of Damon with a gun, threatening to take a life. . “
Arnette played for the Buckeyes from 2015 to 2019, recording 140 tackles, four tackles for a loss, five interceptions – including a pick-six against Indiana – two breakage passes and a forced fumble. In 2019, he won second-team All-Big Ten honors.
He went on to become the 19th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, one of three first-round picks for OSU along with Chase Young and Jeff Okudah.
In two seasons with the Raiders, he saw the action in 13 games, recording 29 tackles, one tackle for loss and three breakouts.
Las Vegas had to release its two first-round picks in the 2020 Draft, with wide receiver Henry Ruggs III facing multiple felony charges after being involved in a fatal car crash on November 2.
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