LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Prosecutors have dropped all charges against former Las Vegas Raider Damon Arnette following a reported incident involving a valet earlier this year.
Arnette, 25, was accused of pointing a gun at an employee at the Park MGM in January. He had faced charges of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, assault with a deadly weapon, and two drug charges.
All charges were dropped Tuesday.
“The district attorney’s office made a non-prosecution decision presumably after reviewing the video corroborating what Damon told the police that he never carried or pointed a gun at anyone,” Arnette’s attorney, Ross Goodman, said.
Another person, Markell Surrell, described in court paperwork as Arnette’s cousin, also had his charges dropped.
Police in Miami Beach, Florida, arrested Arnette on Monday night on a reported drug charge.
Arnette was pulled over at 12:48 a.m. Tuesday when a police officer recognized the Dodge Charger he was driving because he had made a stop on that same vehicle about three hours earlier and the driver, Arnette, was cited for driving on a suspended license.
During the second stop, Arnette was arrested and searched. Police found “a small pink ziplock baggie containing a white powdery substance consistent with that of cocaine, along with a straw that was cut into a small piece resembling a device that is common for cocaine use,” the arrest report said.
The Raiders dropped Arnette, who is also named in a lawsuit after a high-speed crash near the Raiders practice facility, last November. The release came after a video of Arnette went viral where he is seen brandishing a gun and threatening to kill someone.
Arnette was sued in a hit-and-run crash that occurred on Oct. 14, 2020, in Henderson. He was also sued in a May 28, 2021, dispute with a valet at Aria Resort & Casino. The latter case was dismissed.
Arnette, a Raiders’ 2020 first-round pick, was cut in November 2021.