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Kansas City Chiefs Dump Damon Arnette After He Pulls Gun On Parking Valet

Las Vegas, NV – The Kansas City Chiefs fired 25-year-old cornerback Damon Arnette on Saturday after he was arrested for pulling a gun on a valet in Las Vegas.

The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Jan. 29 at the Park MGM on Las Vegas Boulevard, WDAF reported.

Witnesses told TMZ that Arnette attempted to retrieve his parked vehicle without a valet ticket and an argument ensued.

Arnette eventually pulled a gun on the parking valet and that was when the police were called.

The National Football League (NFL) player was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, and possessing a controlled substance, WDAF reported.

It was unclear what controlled substance Arnette had in his possession when he was arrested.

Arnette was cut by the Las Vegas Raiders in November of 2021 after an incident involving a video he posted to social media that showed him waving guns around and issuing threats.

The controversial cornerback was recently signed to a reserves/futures contract by the Kansas City Chiefs but he wasn’t yet on the team’s active roster when he was arrested and charged, WDAF reported.

Kansas City plays the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday in the AFC Championship game.

On Jan. 29, the Chiefs announced they had released Arnette from his futures contract, ESPN reported.

The video that got the 2020 first-round draft pick fired by the Las Vegas Raiders showed the former Ohio State Buckeye waving three different guns at the camera as he made threats and used racial slurs.

“I swear to God I will kill you, n-a. On everything I love, I will kill you. n-a. You talking crazy,” he told the camera.

The Raiders’ cornerback brandished three-progressively larger firearms as the video continued.

“I will real-deal kill you, my n-a. I will real-deal kill you, my n-a. I will real-deal kill you, my n-a,” Arnette repeated into the camera.

Then he told the unknown recipient of the video to go ahead and come over, the video showed.

The 25-year-old NFL player bragged in the video that he wasn’t alone and had a “whole army” of friends there with him.

The video quickly went viral and his football team’s management took umbrage at the football player’s social media post.

“The content [of the video] was unacceptable, contrary to our values, and our owner, Mark Davis, has been very clear and very consistent that this is not how we will conduct ourselves in this community,” Raiders’ General Manager Mike Mayock said at the time. “The bottom line: The Raiders will not tolerate this type of behavior.”

This wasn’t even the second time that Arnette was the subject of bad publicity this season, KSNV reported.

Arnette and the Raiders were named in a lawsuit earlier this month in connection with a hit-and-run incident on Oct. 14, 2020 when the football player lost control of his vehicle and crashed into Yaneth Casique’s car, causing her serious injury.

Casique lost consciousness and Arnette fled the scene, KSNV reported.

Henderson Municipal Court records showed that Arnette pleaded guilty to failure to maintain a lane and duty to stop at an accident, both of which were misdemeanors, in connection with the wreck.

Court records showed he paid $1,640 in fines, KSNV reported.

Casique’s attorney claimed in the lawsuit that she hit her head in the crash and has suffered from headaches, balance impairment, memory loss, and other symptoms ever since.

The complaint said that Casique’s medical bills have totaled more than $92,000 so far and the problems have continued.

She is seeking damages for medical expenses, loss of income, property damage, attorney’s fees, and general damages, according to KSNV.

Written by
Tom Gantert

Tom Gantert graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Tom started in the newspaper business in 1983. He has worked at the Jackson Citizen Patriot (Michigan), Lansing State Journal (Michigan), Ann Arbor News (Michigan), Vineland Daily-Journal (Michigan), North Hills News Record (Pennsylvania) and USA Today (Virginia). He is also currently the managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential, a daily news site of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Tom is the father of a Michigan State Police trooper.

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