Former Chiefs cornerback in legal trouble in Las Vegas
By Matt Conner
Former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Damon Arnette is in more trouble in Las Vegas and has been indicted on felony charges.
Former Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Damon Arnette has been officially indicted on felony charges, including assault with a deadly weapon, dating back to the very incident at a Las Vegas hotel that got him released from the team in the first place.
On Wednesday evening, news broke that Arnette pulled out a gun in the midst of an argument with valets at the Park MGM. He was arrested at the time on drug-related charges as well as weapons-related ones, but they were dropped at the time due to “lack of evidence” although an ESPN report notes that investigators were potentially bringing further information to light.
Arnette will now appear for arraignment on May 24.
For a short time, before his penchant for making dumb decisions go the best of him, Arnette was the perfect example of how personnel decisions were made for both the Raiders and the Chiefs. For the Raiders, Arnette was a former first-round pick whose selection was a head-scratcher from the beginning. From there, a failed vetting led to being ousted from the team after less than two seasons.
Following a short stint with the practice squad of the Miami Dolphins late in the 2021 season, the Chiefs offered a reserve/futures deal to Arnette but that lasted only a few weeks following the revelation of the events that unfolded in Vegas. For the Chiefs, it was a no-risk bet on a former high-round pick that unfortunately comes with a significant bust rate.