Rams COO Kevin Demoff Addresses Drastic Change In The Aaron Donald Assault Case After Video Released
The man who accused Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald of assault was apologetic this week after he was mistaken about who injured him in a fight last weekend.
Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff says the case shows why no one should rush to judgment.
“I think we’re in an era of cell phones and videos,” Demoff said, via the Los Angeles Daily News. “I think one of the things, it’s always good to let situations play out. That’s true in a particular time like this, when it appears to vindicate the player, and it’s true, unfortunately, if it hadn’t. I think it’s cliché to say we’ll let the legal process play out. This is one where it may have happened quickly. We will see how it concludes. I think we’ll just continue to let the story unfold the way it is.”
The accuser, DeVincent Spriggs, suffered injuries in the fight and originally claimed Donald attacked him. But security camera footage showed the Rams superstar actually protecting him and trying to break up the fight.
“I wanted to make this statement public. And to extend an apology to Aaron for what he’s gone through, but I clearly know this was not him,” Spriggs’ attorney, Todd Hollis, said in a statement to KDKA.
Donald is a Pittsburgh native and was a star college player at University of Pittsburgh, where he regularly trains during the offseason.
The Rams selected Donald with the 13th overall pick in the 2014 draft. He is in the midst of a six-year, $135 million extension.