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Damon Arnette arrested for assault with deadly weapon, released by Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs released cornerback Damon Arnette following his arrest Friday night in Las Vegas for assault with a deadly weapon.NFL Networ

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The Kansas City Chiefs released cornerback Damon Arnette following his arrest Friday night in Las Vegas for assault with a deadly weapon.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports Arnette was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, and two counts of possession of controlled substances, per Clark County records.

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Cornerback Damon Arnette #20 of the Las Vegas Raiders talks with general manager Mike Mayock after the team's 20-7 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in a preseason game at Allegiant Stadium on August 14, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cornerback Damon Arnette #20 of the Las Vegas Raiders talks with general manager Mike Mayock after the team’s 20-7 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in a preseason game at Allegiant Stadium on August 14, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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In November, theLas Vegas Raiders released the cornerback after he posted an Instagram story pointing a gun at the camera, threatening to kill someone. The Raiders’ 2020 first-round pick then signed with the Miami Dolphins‘ practice squad in December.

Cornerback Damon Arnette #20 of the Las Vegas Raiders warms up before a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Allegiant Stadium on August 14, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Seahawks 20-7.

Cornerback Damon Arnette #20 of the Las Vegas Raiders warms up before a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Allegiant Stadium on August 14, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Seahawks 20-7.
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On Jan. 20, the Chiefs signed Arnette to a reserves/futures contract with a commitment to intense counseling and zero tolerance, Pelissero reported. Arnette, 25, played in just 13 games over two years and made seven starts — all with the Raiders.

Cornerback Damon Arnette #20 of the Las Vegas Raiders walks off the field after a game against the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 37-12.

Cornerback Damon Arnette #20 of the Las Vegas Raiders walks off the field after a game against the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 37-12.
(Chris Unger/Getty Images)

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The Chiefs host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game.

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