Cowboys To Reportedly Meet Former 1st Round Pick After He Pleads Guilty To Assault And Gun Charges

Damon Arnette

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Damon Arnette, a once-promising first-round draft pick of the Las Vegas Raiders in 2020, is looking to rebuild his NFL career after a tumultuous legal battle.

The 26-year-old cornerback, who recently pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges stemming from a felony gun case in 2022, is now setting his sights on a second chance in the league.

Arnette revealed his plans to meet to fly to Dallas to talk contract, indicating he’ll meet with the Dallas Cowboys, according to ProFootballTalk

While Arnette did not disclose the exact timing of the meeting, this significant development comes on the heels of his resolution of the legal case that had cast a shadow over his career.

The legal saga dates back to January 2022 when Arnette, at that time signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, was arrested in Las Vegas following an incident involving a valet.

The accusations included the brandishing of a firearm, leading to a felony gun case that has since been resolved with Arnette’s guilty plea to misdemeanor charges of assault and drawing a deadly weapon.

Addressing the media outside the courtroom, Arnette expressed a mix of contrition and optimism: “I’ve learned a lot. I’m remorseful about everything. I appreciate and respect another opportunity. I’m a better man than I was.”

Arnette added: “If I’m blessed enough to get another chance in the NFL, then I’m going to kill that.”

Clark County District Judge Ronald Israel, who presided over Arnette’s case, handed down a sentence of a $2,500 fine and 50 hours of community service.