Report: Damon Arnette arrested on meth, gun charges in Texas

Former Raiders cornerback Damon Arnette was arrested last month and charged with possession of less than a gram of meth and unlawful carrying of a firearm, NFL Media reports.

Arnette was arrested Jan. 6 at 3:30 a.m. in Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

Last August, Arnette was fined, sentenced to community service and ordered to forfeit his gun after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges of assault and drawing a deadly weapon. In sentencing him to a $2,500 fine and 50 hours of community service, Clark County (Nevada) District Judge Ronald Israel warned Arnette that he cannot possess guns or be around anyone who has a gun.

The Raiders made Arnette a first-round draft pick in 2020, but he lasted only a year and a half before the team cut him during the 2021 season.

Arnette signed with the Chiefs days before his January 2022 arrest in Las Vegas, but they released him after he was accused of pulling a gun on a valet during a dispute. He has not received any NFL interest since.

UPDATE 10:35 P.M. ET: Arnette's attorneys, Jason Lampert and Thomas Wynne, released a statement to NFL Media: The recent report that [Arnette] was arrest for possession for methamphetamines and firearms is simply incorrect. Our client, at the time of the stop, was unable to provide law enforcement with his prescription for a lawful medication. The arrest was predicated on Mr. Arnette being unable to prove the medication was prescribed, had he been able to do so at the time of the stop, there would have been no arrest for either the controlled substance or the firearms. Our offices are working with the local law enforcement to rectify this matter before any charges are brought by the District Attorney's Office.