Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria: Lawyers trying to keep medical records from prosecution; Ruggs formally charged could now face 50 years

Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs seen in Las Vegas Superior Court in the morning Tue Nov 2, 2021 in Las Vegas of the accident. Ruggs is expected in court as the Clark County DA are preparing to add more charges that could land Ruggs in jail for 50 years. (Las Vegas Review Journal photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Tony R:

#1 Former Las Vegas Raider wide receiver Henry Ruggs III who is now charged with four felonies which includes reckless driving and now additional felony DUI and a misdemeanor charge for possession of a firearm while intoxicated.

#2 Lawyers for Ruggs are trying to block medical records from becoming evidence at trial as the Clark County DA is considering adding a second felony DUI charge as Rugg’s girlfriend Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington was injured in the accident. Under Nevada law a passenger who is injured could be addendum to a reckless DUI case which the DA is considering doing. Prosecuting lawyers say with the additional charges Ruggs could face from 46 to 50 years in prison.

#3 Attorneys for Ruggs David Chesnoff and firm partner Richard Schonfeld have sited a privacy law in trying to ask the court to block Ruggs medical records. Chesnoff said state law supersedes federal health records privacy requirements.

#4 Tony, the Raiders released Damon Arnette for taking a video of himself and saying he’s going to kill a fan who said he sucked on social media. With all that is going on with the Raiders after Ruggs and former head coach Jon Gruden will this team who will grip together and weather the storm or will they fall like a house of cards?

#5 The Raiders have added wide receiver veteran DeSean Jackson to the roster knowing his experience and what he can do in catching ball will he be a big help on the Raiders offense and quarterback Derek Carr.

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Las Vegas Raiders special report: Arnette gun threats won’t be tolerated says GM Mayock/Raiders sign WR DeSean Jackson

Former Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Damon Arnette was waived by the Raiders Mon Nov 8, 2021 for brandishing what looked like an automatic weapon in a video he posted and saying he was going to kill a fan on social media. Here is a photo of Arnette during his Raider playing days (file photo by the Las Vegas Review Journal)

By Rich Perez

LAS VEGAS–Second year Las Vegas Raider cornerback Damon Arnette was waived by the Raiders on Monday after a video had surfaced last Friday of Arnette making death threats in a video while showing an automatic weapon in the video. Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said in a press conference Monday afternoon that this was a “very painful decision said “We spent significant time, effort and resources trying to help him in all aspects of his life.” said Mayock.

Arnette was seen in the video carrying what looked to be a serious automatic weapon with a scope on top of it saying, “With everything I love I will kill you” apparently he was responding to a fan who wrote on a thread on social media that Arnette sucked and Arnette responded by putting out the video. Mayock said that “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.”

When this video was recorded is still in question whether he recorded it before he joined the Raiders before last season or was it recently. Arnette was selected as a 2020 No.19 pick out of Ohio State and has played only 13 games for the Raiders who started seven times. Arnette has defended three passes last year and has 29 solo tackles. Arnette did not play in last Sunday’s game against the New York Giants in New Jersey.

Arnette has had previous problems according to a TMZ report a woman reported that Arnette injured a woman in a car accident outside the Raiders facilities and Arnette said that he will fight the accusations. In a lawsuit dated Oct 14, 2020 Arnette had slammed into a vehicle at 7:29 AM in Las Vegas.

Arnette was driving and thought he missed his turn into the Raiders facility and had swerved into the facility at 65 MPH to make the right turn. The woman said that Arnette’s turn did significant damage to her driver’s side door and that Arnette had illegally left the scene of the crash afterwards and walked to the Raiders headquarters. It should be noted that Arnette was selected seven picks after former Raider wide receiver Henry Ruggs who is under house arrest for DUI in which victim Tina Tintor 23 died.

Mayock said that maybe in the future Arnette could help another NFL team but for right now he’s finished at the Raiders, “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.”

The Raiders signed former Cal Bear and Los Angeles Rams standout wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Jackson is a three time pro bowler and taking a look at his NFL career numbers has appeared in 167 games, started 154 games, has 620 receptions for 10,877 yards, 57 touchdowns, with 71 carries for 459 yards, he has returned 140 punts for 1,315 yards. He has played for the Philadelphia Eagles (2008-13), Washington Football Team (2014-16), Tampa Bay (2017-18), then back to the Eagles (2019-20), and Los Angeles Rams (2021).

Rich Perez does the Raiders podcasts each Friday and is a Raiders beat writer for



Foles ties NFL record in blowout win


By Jeremy Kahn

OAKLAND – Terrelle Pryor set a record on the opening play from scrimmage in his last game, but Nick Foles ties a longstanding record at the end of the game.

Foles threw seven touchdowns, while 22-for-28 with 406 yards passing and seven touchdowns, as the Philadelphia Eagles simply destroyed the Oakland Raiders 49-20 before a crowd of 51,751 at the Coliseum.

“Really, listen, there’s not a whole lot you can tell them. At the end of the day, that was an old-fashioned butt-whopping. We have to move from it. We have to learn from it. We have to be better next week,” said Raiders head coach Dennis Allen.

The seven touchdowns thrown by Foles tied the record that was set by Sid Luckman, former Eagles quarterback Adrian Burk, who threw his seven touchdowns for the Eagles against the Washington Redskins in Washington on October 17, 1954, George Blanda, Joe Kapp, Y.A. Tittle and Peyton Manning, who turned the trick against the defending Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens on September 5, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Foles found Riley Cooper three times on the afternoon, DeSean Jackson, former Stanford tight end Zach Ertz, LeSean McCoy and Brent Celek each caught one in the 29-point victory for the Eagles.

“He (Nick Foles) had an unreal game. I’m extremely proud of him. He’s a great friend of mine; a great teammate and I’m proud of him,” said Cooper.

Despite the loss, the Raiders gained a whopping 560 yards in offense, their most in a game since 1968, two years before joining the NFL and the third-most in a game since the Raiders were founded in 1960.

“It was big. It was big, and you get back on the winning side of things and everybody’s confidence is high right now. It’s a good feeling going into Green Bay next week,” said Eagles Strong Safety Nate Allen.

Pryor threw for 288 yards and gained 94 more on the ground, but they were unable to overcome the vaunted Eagles defense that was coming off a tough loss to the previously winless New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on October 27.

The third-year quarterback was forced to leave the game in the fourth quarter due to a knee injury.

“I really don’t know. We were going to go with (Matt) McGloin anyway there in the 4th quarter. I was really unaware that there was even an injury so I don’t know exactly the extent of it. Obviously we’ll take a look at it in more detail tomorrow,” said Allen.

Pryor was not the only Raiders player to be hit by injury in the game, as Darren McFadden left the game in the first half with a hamstring injury, linebacker Kaluka Maiava left the game with rib injuries and Rod Streater suffered a hip injury.

McFadden’s replacement Rashad Jennings carried the ball 15 times and gained 102 yards with a touchdown.