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Raiders cut 2020 1st rounder Damon Arnette over social media post

Raiders Cut Arnette
Posted at 2:05 PM, Nov 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-08 17:05:14-05

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders waived 2020 first-round pick Damon Arnette and have now cut ties with both first-round picks from that draft before the midpoint of their second season.

General manager Mike Mayock called it a “painful decision” to release Arnette but says it was necessary in response to a social media post with Arnette brandishing a gun and threatening to kill someone.

The move to cut Arnette comes less than a week after No. 12 overall pick Henry Ruggs III was released following a fatal DUI crash.