Aaron Donald has been accused of giving another man a concussion, a broken nose, a broken eye socket, an arm injury and 16 stitches near his eye in an incident over the weekend.
De’Vincent Spriggs said the entire incident started when he accidentally bumped into the Los Angeles Rams star over the weekend at Pittsburgh’s Boom Boom Room nightclub. Todd Hollis, Spriggs’ attorney, has since filed a criminal complaint with Pittsburgh police.
“When they got outside, Mr. Donald approached Mr. Spriggs and Mr. Spriggs was punched and attacked, again allegedly, by Mr. Donald and the individuals that were a part of his group,” Hollis told ESPN.
“This is not an eye for an eye justice. This is an assault. So no manner of money at this point would justify what you see here to Mr. Spriggs,” Hollis said.
BREAKING: DeVincent Spriggs says Aaron Donald (& others who were with Donald) began punching him after he accidentally bumped into the NFL Rams DT. He suffered a concussion, arm injury, broken arm 16 stitches near eye. He filed assault charges moments ago @937theFan @KDKARadio pic.twitter.com/alF9A1zI2U
— Melinda Roeder (@MelindaKDKA) April 14, 2021
The team said it was “collecting more information” about the alleged assault.
“We are aware of the reports regarding Aaron Donald. We are collecting more information and will have no further comment at this time,” the team said.
Donald played four years at the University of Pittsburgh and would get selected with the No. 13 pick of the 2014 draft. Since then, he’s been a three-time Defensive Player of the Year and a six-time All-Pro selection.
In 2020, he recorded 13.5 sacks, 45 tackles and four forced fumbles.