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A woman filed a lawsuit against Damon Arnette, a cornerback for the Las Vegas Raiders. She claims he caused a car accident in October 2020 that left her injured.
According to TMZ Sports the woman alleged that Arnette caused more than $92,000 in damages. She claimed that she suffered from head trauma, shoulder, neck, back, and depression since the accident.
Police stated that Arnette was cited by the police for failing to maintain a travel lane and failure to stop at property damage accidents after he made an alleged dangerous turn into the Raiders' parking lot.
According to the police report, Arnette admitted that he made an unsafe turn and caused the accident. The police report also stated that Arnette fled because he was running late for work, but that a friend was there to give his information.
Police claimed that the friend attempted to take Arnette's fall rather than leave his information, but Arnette was eventually reached by the police at the team facility.
Richard Schonfeld, Arnette’s lawyer, stated that Arnette denied the allegations in the suit and looked forward to addressing them through the court process.
Arnette, 25, is currently in his second NFL season. He was selected by the Raiders with the No. 19th overall pick in 2020 NFL Draft out of Ohio State.
Arnette has only appeared in four games this season. She is currently on injured reserve after suffering a groin injury in Week 4.
The lawsuit against Arnette is being filed after Henry Ruggs III, a former Raiders wide receiver, was involved in a car accident that resulted the death of a 23 year-old woman in Las Vegas on Tuesday morning.
Prosecutors claimed Ruggs was able to reach speeds of 156 mph, and that his blood-alcohol levels were more than twice what is allowed in Nevada, before colliding with the woman's vehicle.
Ruggs faces felony charges for driving under the influence alcohol resulting in the death and reckless driving. He was released Tuesday by the Raiders.