A week after releasing Henry Ruggs III due to a drunk driving accident that killed a lady, the Raiders released Damon Arnette after he appeared in a video with a pistol and made death threats.
This is the Raiders’ third extra-curricular crisis, after the release of racist emails that forced Jon Gruden to retire as head coach in October.
Arnette, the 19th overall selection in the 2020 draught, has been on injured reserve since October 9 and was also facing charges in connection with a vehicle accident last month.
General manager Mike Mayock termed Arnette’s release on Monday a “difficult choice,” but said it was required in reaction to a social media post in which Arnette brandished a pistol and threatened to murder someone.
Dawg wtf is going on in Las Vegas? Look at Raiders CB Damon Arnette flexing a gun saying he gon kill somebody smh pic.twitter.com/PiJKT5Cyq7— Robert 💔💔 (@RobertRaymond46) November 6, 2021
“There have been a number of horrible mistakes over the previous year or two,” Mayock said, “but we can’t stand for the footage of Damon with a pistol threatening to kill someone.”