After Damon Arnette was arrested for having a gun and drugs, the Chiefs cut him from the team.
The Kansas City Chiefs cut cornerback Damon Arnette on Saturday, hours after he was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and other charges, according to reports. Arnette had just been signed by the Chiefs.
Aaron Arnette was arrested in Las Vegas on Friday night and charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and other crimes, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Arnette, a first-round draft pick in 2020, was also charged with possession of marijuana or cannabis, possession of a class one or two level controlled substance, and other crimes.
Video of Arnette, 25, making death threats with a gun came out in November. The Raiders let him go. GM Mike Mayock said it was "painful" to let him go after the Raiders had "spent a lot of time, effort, and money" trying to help him in all areas of his life before. In the off-season, Mayock was fired by Las Vegas.
A reserve/future deal with the Chiefs was signed last week with a promise of counseling and zero tolerance, NFL Network says. That was short-lived, though. He won't be able to play for the team next year, though.
It has been two years since the Ohio State grad played in the NFL, but he has played in 13 games in both.