Rams defensive sort out Aaron Donald obtained apologies Friday from the person who alleged that Donald assaulted him outdoors a Pittsburgh nightclub final weekend and the person’s legal professional.
The legal professional, Todd J. Hollis, advised Pittsburgh tv station KDKA that his shopper, DeVincent Spriggs, wished to apologize after surveillance video of the Sunday morning incident appeared to indicate that Donald got here to Spriggs’ help 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 by means of, however I clearly know this was not him,” Hollis mentioned.
Hollis advised Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Occasions that he, too, misidentified Donald.
“It’s my perception after viewing the video that the individual concerned within the altercation was not Aaron Donald,” Hollis advised Klein. “It was any person who resembled him.”
Hollis advised Klein that he wanted to shortly right himself.
“We made these allegations publicly, so I consider as soon as I obtained the data that it was not him, I consider that I ought to be public with that as effectively and achieve this instantly reasonably than later,” Klein quoted Hollis as saying.
Hollis mentioned at a press convention Wednesday that he deliberate to file felony 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 shopper got here to the rescue. #WPXI pic.twitter.com/0sXKjrMJs9
— Cara Sapida (@WPXICara) April 16, 2021
Donald’s legal professional, Casey White, advised 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 advised 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 harm 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.