Ex-NFL player Damon Arnette indicted on felony gun charges stemming from 2022 Las Vegas incident

The Raiders selected Arnette in the first-round of the 2020 draft

Damon Arnette, a former first-round pick of the Raiders in 2020, was indicted Wednesday on felony gun charges in Nevada, alleging that he brandished a weapon during an argument with Las Vegas Strip casino valets in January 2022.

The former cornerback is due for an arraignment on May 24 in state court in Las Vegas on assault with a weapon and concealed firearm charges. He was accused of displaying a .45-caliber handgun and threatening a man outside the Park MGM hotel, court records showed Tuesday.


Damon Arnette tracks down Patriots player

Sony Michel, #26 of the New England Patriots, runs away from Damon Arnette, #20 of the Las Vegas Raiders, during the second half of the NFL game at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 27, 2020 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Matt Stone/ MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

Ross Goodman, Arnette’s attorney, did not immediately comment on the indictment.

The 22-year-old had drug and weapon charges against him dropped last year, citing lack of sufficient evidence. However, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the case might be presented to a grand jury if investigators provided additional information.


Damon Arnette in 2021 preseason

Cornerback Damon Arnette, #20 of the Las Vegas Raiders, warms up before a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Allegiant Stadium on August 14, 2021. (Chris Unger/Getty Images)

Arnette lives in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Arnette was a standout cornerback at Ohio State before he was selected No. 19 overall. He played in 13 games for Las Vegas before he was released in November 2021 after a social media video appeared to show him threatening someone’s life while brandishing multiple guns. He was not charged with a crime at the time.

Damon Arnette in 2021

Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Damon Arnette stands along the sideline during the second half of the team's NFL preseason football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Aug. 14, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri,File)

He signed a reserve contract with the Kansas City Chiefs but was released after he was arrested on suspicion of weapons and drug offenses after the altercation on the stri

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