The National Football League has some good people in it. It also has a lot of individuals who make great money chasing the pigskin, but making great money can’t buy civilized behavior. Former Ohio State standout and ex-Las Vegas Raider Damon Arnette fits the latter category.
Arnette has had a whole lot of problems in his short time in the NFL, but now he’s got a whole new plate full of them, including no more paychecks.
On Friday night, police say Mr. Arnette, who was set to play for the Kansas City Chiefs, pulled a gun on a parking valet after the attendant refused to retrieve a car without a ticket. Police showed up and allegedly caught the cornerback with a gun and no valid carry license. That was in addition to some drugs (specifically over an ounce of weed and some narcotics).
This came after Arnette got himself dumped from the Las Vegas Raiders for posting an Instagram video of himself waving around a tricked-out AR-15, an AK, and a handgun. He also threatened to kill someone by inviting them over to his rather high-end condo in a gated Las Vegas neighborhood.
The video remains online and in it, the eminently cultured scholar can’t managed to put together a complete sentence without using the n-word or dropping the f-bomb. Or both.
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
Before the Instagram incident, he was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run in 2020.
When news broke of the latest charges, the Chiefs — who play in the AFC Championship game today — released him.
Arnette’s days of illegally toting a gun around have likely ended, with or without the recreational pharma. Then again, so too are his days of living in high-end properties and driving high-end cars given that his time with the anti-gun National Football League has probably ended, too. For good.