The Las Vegas Raiders have just released Damon Arnette … after the former first-round pick was seen on video waving around firearms and threatening to kill somebody.
The footage of the 25-year-old — who was taken #19 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft — was posted on social media last week and eventually went viral over the weekend.
It featured Arnette brandishing three different kinds of guns … all while telling someone, “I swear to God I will kill you, n****. On everything I love, I will kill you, n****. You talking crazy.”
Arnette repeated several more times in the video that he would “real deal kill you, my n****.”
The release ultimately ends Arnette’s rocky tenure in Vegas … and GM Mike Mayock said it was a very difficult decision, but the team could not tolerate the video.
After joining the Raiders in 2020, Arnette struggled as a rookie … and then had trouble getting playing time this season due to his poor play.
Off the field, he hasn’t had much more success … ’cause he’s been hit with two lawsuits this year — with one alleging he injured a woman during a car crash in 2020.
In the other, Arnette was accused of spitting on a valet worker at the Aria Hotel & Casino in Vegas.
Arnette is now the second player from the Raiders’ 2020 draft class to be released this month … after the team cut Henry Ruggs following his fatal car crash last week.