Aaron Donald’s accuser, lawyer supply apologies after video seems to clear Rams star
Rams defensive deal with Aaron Donald obtained apologies Friday from the person who alleged that Donald assaulted him outdoors a Pittsburgh nightclub final weekend and the person’s lawyer.
The lawyer, Todd J. Hollis, instructed Pittsburgh tv station KDKA that his consumer, DeVincent Spriggs, wished to apologize after surveillance video of the Sunday morning incident appeared to indicate that Donald got here to Spriggs’ support as Spriggs was being kicked and punched.
“I wished to make this assertion public. And to increase an apology to Aaron for what he’s gone via, however I clearly know this was not him,” Hollis mentioned.
Hollis instructed Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Instances that he, too, misidentified Donald.
“It’s my perception after viewing the video that the particular person concerned within the altercation was not Aaron Donald,” Hollis instructed Klein. “It was someone who resembled him.”
Hollis instructed Klein that he wanted to rapidly right himself.
“We made these allegations publicly, so I imagine as soon as I obtained the knowledge that it was not him, I imagine that I ought to be public with that as properly and accomplish that instantly relatively than later,” Klein quoted Hollis as saying.
Hollis mentioned at a press convention Wednesday that he deliberate to file legal prices in opposition to Donald.
Within the video, which Pittsburgh TV station WPXI obtained Friday, Donald appeared to push away individuals who had been assaulting Spriggs.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Surveillance video seems to indicate #NFL star Aaron Donald run over and attempt to break up assault. I simply talked to Donald’s lawyer who says his consumer got here to the rescue. #WPXI pic.twitter.com/0sXKjrMJs9
— Cara Sapida (@WPXICara) April 16, 2021
Donald’s lawyer, Casey White, instructed Pittsburgh radio station KDKA on Friday morning that these folks knew Donald and had been defending him after Spriggs threw a bottle on the participant to escalate an earlier confrontation at a celebration contained in the membership. White mentioned the bottle struck Donald within the head.
White additionally mentioned that Pittsburgh police instructed him in an e-mail that there was no video proof but of Donald attacking Spriggs. The Pittsburgh Publish-Gazette reported that police declined to touch upon White’s declare and added that they had been nonetheless investigating the incident.
Spriggs reportedly suffered a concussion and an arm damage and obtained 16 stitches close to his proper eye.
Donald, 29, was born and raised in Pittsburgh and performed collegiately at Pitt. White says that Donald lives within the metropolis within the offseason.