L.A. Rams Defensive End Aaron Donald Assaults Man At Pittsburg Nightclub

by Seth Udinski
L.A. Rams Defensive End Aaron Donald Assaults Man At Pittsburg Nightclub

Seth Udinski, FISM News


NFL defensive star Aaron Donald is in potential legal danger from an altercation at a Pittsburgh nightclub last weekend.  According to several sources, the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the Los Angeles Rams was accidentally bumped by 26-year-old DeVincent Spriggs at Boom Boom Nightclub in Pittsburgh in the early hours of the morning on April 11.  Spriggs appears to be an innocent victim according to most reports, though some reports claim he provoked Donald.

The men were asked to vacate the nightclub, at which point Spriggs walked outside and was gang-assaulted by Donald and several of Donald’s friends.  Spriggs suffered multiple serious injuries, including a concussion, broken arm, and a cut above his eye.

Spriggs filed assault charges against Donald on Wednesday.  It appears that both the Rams and the National Football League are aware of the incident.  The Rams issued an obligatory “recognition” statement on Wednesday saying,

We are aware of the reports regarding Aaron Donald. We are collecting more information and will have no further comment at this time.

No matter the true account, this is not a good look for Aaron Donald or for the NFL, which is currently dealing with publicized sexual assault allegations against another star, Houston Texans quarterback DeShaun Watson.  Donald is currently one of the highest paid and most talented defensive players in the league, in his fourth year of a six-year deal worth roughly $135 million.  He is 29 years old and in the prime of his career, and the Rams, having just signed veteran signal caller Matthew Stafford to a two-year deal, are in “win now” mode.  This incident could seriously harm both Donald’s career and the success of the L.A. Rams, especially if Donald is suspended or charged.