The 25-year-old Arnette, who has been on injured reserve since week 4 of the NFL season, was a Raiders’ first-round pick of Ohio State in 2020. He leaves the workforce having performed 13 video games over two seasons.
“At this time, we waived Damon Arnette — a really painful determination,” Raiders Normal Supervisor Mike Mayock mentioned on a convention name on Monday.
“We spent vital time, effort and sources attempting to assist him in all sides of his life. There have been a collection of dangerous choices over the past yr or so, however we won’t stand — we can’t stand — for the video of Damon with a gun, threatening to take a life.”
The choice to waive Arnette means the Raiders not have their prime two picks from 2020 after vast receiver Henry Ruggs III was launched final week.
“We simply misplaced Ruggs and Arnette, our two first-round picks, within the interval of seven days,” mentioned Mayock. “Am I sick to my abdomen proper now on quite a lot of ranges? Sure.”
Mayock added that there was “vital concern” over Arnette’s character when the Raiders thought of drafting him out of Ohio State and that the workforce spent “an terrible lot of time attempting to know his conduct.”
“We discovered the danger acceptable after doing extra homework on Arnette than anyone we have executed within the years I have been right here, and clearly, we missed. And that’s one hundred pc on me,” mentioned Mayock.
CNN has contacted Arnette’s representatives for remark.