Report: Former Raiders CB Damon Arnette arrested on meth, firearm charges

Damon Arnette has now been arrested several times since the Raiders selected him in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Former Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Damon Arnette was arrested in Texas last month and charged with possession of meth and the unlawful carrying of a firearm, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Arnette was arrested in the Dallas area on Jan. 6 at 3:30 a.m., per the report. It’s not clear specifically what led to the arrest. While the meth charge is a felony in the state, it as Arnette was allegedly carrying less than a single gram.

Arnette spent five years playing at Ohio State, and he racked up 35 total tackles and he had a 96-yard interception return for a touchdown in his senior campaign in 2019. Arnette was then selected by the Raiders with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Arnette had 25 total tackles in nine games in his rookie season. He ended up playing in just 13 games with the team over two seasons, however, due to various injuries. Arnette was waived during the 2021 season after several legal issues, including and for a video that appeared to show him someone.

The Chiefs signed Arnette briefly, but with the team after he was arrested in 2022 on assault charges. later that year in South Florida, too.

Arnette said in August that, after he resolved one of his court cases, he was hopeful about a possible return to the league.

“If I’m blessed enough to get another chance in the NFL, then I’m going to kill that,” he said last year, via . “I’ve learned a lot. I’m remorseful about everything. I appreciate and respect another opportunity. I’m a better man than I was.”

It’s unclear if, especially after his latest arrest, Arnette will ever get that chance.

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