Former Ohio State Cornerback Damon Arnette Arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Released by Kansas City Chiefs

By Dan Hope on January 29, 2022 at 12:20 pm
Damon Arnette

Damon Arnette is back in trouble with the law, and his stint with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs is over after just nine days.

The former Ohio State cornerback was arrested in Las Vegas early Saturday morning and charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of illegal drug possession and one count of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, according to Clark County (Nevada) detention records.

According to TMZ Sports, Arnette allegedly threatened a valet with a gun after attempting to retrieve without a valet ticket. The dispute reportedly occurred at the Park MGM Las Vegas hotel and casino.

Arnette, who played for Ohio State from 2015-19 and was selected by the Las Vegas Raiders in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft, was released by the Raiders in November after he appeared in a social media video brandishing guns and making death threats. Prior to his release from the Raiders, Arnette was also sued for a hit-and-run car accident that allegedly left a woman unconscious.

Arnette was signed to the Miami Dolphins’ practice squad in December and was set to have the opportunity to compete for a roster spot with the Chiefs in 2022 after signing a reserve/futures contract with the team last week. The Chiefs released him immediately, however, after learning of his arrest, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

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