Former Raiders CB Damon Arnette Arrested on Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

Mike Chiari@@mikechiariFeatured Columnist IVJuly 26, 2022

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 15: Damon Arnette #20 of the Las Vegas Raiders warms up against the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Former Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Damon Arnette was arrested early Tuesday morning in Miami Beach, Florida, for allegedly driving on a suspended license and suspected drug possession.

According to TMZ Sports, Arnette was pulled over Monday night and issued a citation for allegedly driving with a suspended license, and a licensed driver was permitted to drive him away from the traffic stop.

Just hours later, however, Arnette was reportedly back driving the vehicle and was pulled over again. Police documents state that officers found a small baggie containing a white substance believed to be cocaine in his pocket when they searched him.

Arnette was officially booked at 3:09 a.m. ET on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license.

The Raiders selected Arnette with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft out of Ohio State, but he appeared in just 13 games over two seasons before getting released.

Las Vegas cut Arnette in November 2021 after a video surfaced showing Arnette holding firearms and communicating threats.

It was also reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport at the time of his release that Arnette had crashed four rental cars in a one-month period during his rookie season.

Arnette spent a few weeks on the Miami Dolphins' practice squad following his release. The Kansas City Chiefs later signed the 25-year-old to a futures contract that was set to begin in 2022, but the Chiefs released him in January after he was arrested on gun and drug charges.

Arnette was charged on January 29 with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, carrying or concealing a gun without a permit, possession of marijuana or cannabis and possession of a controlled substance.

He is currently a free agent.