FOOTBALL – Chiefs release CB Damon Arnette after arrest for assault with deadly weapon￼
The Kansas City Chiefs released cornerback Damon Arnette following his arrest Friday night in Las Vegas for assault with a deadly weapon, NFL Network‘s Tom Pelissero reported.
Arnette was accused of two counts of attack with a destructive weapon, conveying a hid weapon without a grant, and two counts of ownership of controlled substances, per Clark County records got by NFL.com.
On Jan. 20, the Chiefs signed Arnette to a reserves/futures contract with a commitment to intense counseling and zero tolerance, Pelissero added.
The Las Vegas Raiders delivered the 2020 first-round pick in November after a progression of off-field occurrences, coming full circle with a viral video in which Arnette wielded a weapon and took steps to kill somebody. He endorsed with the Miami Dolphins‘ training crew in December.
The 25-year-old corner has played in just 13 games over two years and made seven starts — all with the Raiders.
The Chiefs host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game.