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Raiders cut Damon Arnette after threatening gun video surfaces


A week after cutting Henry Ruggs III following a drunk driving accident that cost a woman her life, the Raiders announced the departure of Damon Arnette after he appeared in a video with a gun and made death threats.

That is the third extra-sports scandal involving the Raiders, following the leak of discriminatory emails that led Jon Gruden to resign as head coach in October.

Arnette, picked 19th overall in the 2020 draft, had been on injured reserve since October 9 and was also facing charges for a car accident last month.

General manager Mike Mayock called it a "painful decision" to release Arnette on Monday but said it was necessary in response to a social media post with Arnette brandishing a gun and threatening to kill someone.

"There have been a series of bad decisions over the last year or so, but we can't stand for the video of Damon with a gun threatening to take a life," Mayock said.

The content was unacceptable

In the leaked video, Arnette appears with a long gun threatening a person whose name he did not mention. 'I'm really going to kill you,' he told him.

Damon Arnette with a gun.

Damon Arnette with a gun.Twitter

What's happening in Las Vegas?

Arnette finished his time in Las Vegas with 13 games played: nine in his rookie season, including seven starts, and four in 2021, being relegated after allowing 78.1% pass completions in 2020.

He did not intercept any passes.

The Raiders last week released receiver Henry Ruggs III in the wake of his deadly car crash that claimed the life of 23-year-old Tina Tintor and her dog and has Ruggs facing felony DUI, which carry a possible sentence of 46 years in prison.

Ruggs and Arnette were the Raiders' two first-round picks in 2020.

General manager Mayock said that after what happened with Ruggs and Arnette, they will need to look more closely at players who might sign to play and live in Las Vegas.

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