Report: Raiders release former 1st-round pick Damon Arnette

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 15: 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. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was released last week after he was charged of a DUI that led to a fatality.

Raiders defensive back Damon Arnette was released Monday morning after videos of him making online threats surfaced, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Arnette had been facing off-the-field issues since his rookie year.

The former Ohio State defensive back crashed four rental cars within roughly a month, according to Rapoport.

Arnette was recently seen on social media making death threats while holding a firearm.

Arnette (19th overall) and Ruggs (12th overall) were both picked by the Raiders in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Arnett news adds to the pile of distractions Las Vegas has gone through in recent weeks.

Former head coach Jon Gruden resigned on Oct. 11 after offensive emails he sent before being hired in 2018 surfaced. The emails contained racist, homophobic, and misogynistic comments.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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