• The Obtusely Stupid University - Las Vegas Raiders cut 2020 first-round

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    HENDERSON, Nev. -- The Las Vegas Raiders have waived second-year
    cornerback Damon Arnette, a first-round pick in 2020, after video
    surfaced this weekend of Arnette making death threats while
    brandishing firearms.

    Arnette, 25, had been on injured reserve since Oct. 9. He is also
    facing lawsuits stemming from a Las Vegas car accident last October.

    "Very painful decision," said Raiders general manager Mike Mayock in
    a conference call. "We spent significant time, effort and resources
    trying to help him in all aspects of his life.

    "There have been a series of bad decisions over the last year or so,
    but we can't stand, we cannot stand for the video of Damon with a
    gun, threatening to take a life. The content was unacceptable,
    contrary to our values and our owner Mark Davis has been very clear
    and very consistent that this is not how we will conduct ourselves
    in this community. The bottom line -- the Raiders will not tolerate
    this type of behavior."

    Mayock added that he had talked with Arnette, his father and others
    in his life and "from my perspective, he's a very talented young man
    with a good heart. He cleans up his life, I know he can make a
    living in the NFL. But not now, with the Raiders."

    A surprise selection at No. 19 out of Ohio State, Arnette played in
    just 13 games, with seven starts, since the start of last season and
    had three total passes defended and 29 tackles, 23 solo.

    Mayock acknowledged there was "significant concern" over Arnette's
    character coming out of college, but the Raiders felt they could
    help him on and off the field and knew the Ohio State coaching staff
    well enough to trust its advice and take on Arnette.

    "At the time, we thought it was an acceptable risk ... after doing
    more homework on Arnette than anybody we've done in the years I've
    been here. And obviously, we missed, and that is 100% on me."

    Mayock was asked about the perception of young players in a 24-hour
    city like Las Vegas and said there are always conversations on how a
    player "fits" in a community.

    "Can a country kid live in a big city, or vice versa? ... We do have
    to be aware of Vegas. But my thing is this -- in just about any mid-
    to big-sized city in the country, if you want to find trouble, you
    can find it. And our job is to find the kids that will get past

    The Raiders last week released receiver Henry Ruggs III in the wake
    of his car crash that claimed the life of 23-year-old Tina Tintor
    and her dog and has Ruggs facing felony DUI resulting in death and
    reckless driving charges that carry a possible sentence of 46 years
    in prison.

    Ruggs and Arnette were the Raiders' two first-round picks in 2020.

    The Raiders' two fourth-round selections that year were offensive
    lineman John Simpson, a starter at left guard, and cornerback Amik
    Robertson, who was a healthy scratch against the Giants.

    Also Monday, Mayock confirmed that the Raiders had signed DeSean
    Jackson, as the veteran wide receiver had indicated Sunday.

    "He signed his contract a little while ago. He's a Raider. He's kind
    of a Bay Area kid who went to Cal. He told us ... in our Zoom call
    the other day he looked pretty good in the silver and black," Mayock

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