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Kansas City Chiefs released cornerback Damon Arnette from his futures contract, a source confirmed to ESPN after he was arrested on gun and drug charges in Las Vegas early Saturday morning.
Arnette’s contract with the Chiefs was not to start until the 2022 league year begins in March, and the selection in the first round of 2020 was not with the team as it prepared for Sunday’s AFC Championship match against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium.
Arnette, 25, was jailed in Las Vegas early Saturday morning for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, carrying or concealing a gun without permission, possession of marijuana or cannabis and possession of a controlled substance, according to the Las Vegas Review Magazine.
Arnette was released by the Las Vegas Raiders in November after a video surfaced in which he made death threats while swinging with firearms. He is also facing lawsuits stemming from a car accident in Las Vegas in October 2020.
Arnette was selected by the Raiders from Ohio State in the first round of the 2020 draft. I have played for them in 13 games with seven starts and three defensive passes.