SJ - November 5, 2021
In the wake of Henry Ruggs III's car crash, that resulted in the death of a 23-year-old woman, comes news that another Raiders first-round pick was involved in a car accident that injured a woman.
Back in October 2020 cornerback Damon Arnette allegedly caused an accident near the team facility. A lawsuit has been filed by the woman in the other car claiming she is dealing with injuries that occurred in the accident.
From TMZ Sports:
It's all spelled out in a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ Sports, in which a woman says on Oct. 14, 2020 ... Arnette slammed into her car with his vehicle at around 7:29 AM in Las Vegas.
The woman says in the docs that Arnette -- who was taken by Vegas 7 picks after the Raiders took Henry Ruggs in April 2020's NFL Draft -- thought he had missed his turn into the Raiders' facility, so he swerved at around 65 MPH in order to still make the right.
The woman says the driver's side of his car hit her driver's side violently ... causing significant damage to both rides.
What's worse ... the woman claims Arnette "illegally left the scene of the crash" afterward and headed toward the Raiders' headquarters just feet away.
The woman in the docs says she suffered several injuries in the accident -- including head trauma, and is now dealing with shoulder, neck and back pain as well as depression and panic attacks.
She says she suffered damages exceeding $92,000.
The people concerned about the team's move to Las Vegas might have had a point. The first two draft picks since the move have run into issues in their new city. Obviously Ruggs' situation is a lot more serious, but I'm sure Arnette's isn't a picnic for him personally.
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