Report: Police called to Donald Penn’s house in domestic violence investigation

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Raiders offensive tackle Donald Penn has been named as a suspect in a domestic violence investigation.

Police were called to Penn’s home on Sunday evening, but when they arrived Penn had left, according to TMZ.

According to the report, Penn slapped his wife’s butt, poured a drink on her head and grabbed her by the wrist as the two had an argument.

The 35-year-old Penn started 14 games for the Raiders last year and has two years left on his contract after signing an extension with the Raiders last season.

39 responses to “Report: Police called to Donald Penn’s house in domestic violence investigation

  1. I’ve been calling for Penn to be cut ever since he held out last year (despite having a valid contract). And that feeling was only strengthened by his horrible play during most of the 2017 season and in particular the way he got the o-line to deliberately quit on Carr in the Redskins game.

    If this incident doesn’t prompt Penn’s removal from the Raiders then Gruden is even more of a moron than I thought.

  2. Raiders you all are having a pathetic off season. Mediocre coach gets a lifetime contract, wack draft, off the field issues, dont know where you’re playing next year after getting evicted for the Colisuem.

    What a sideshow. Its good to know that the sideshow will now serve a purpose by bringing more gamblers to Vegas.

  3. I have a feeling there will be an article coming out in a day or two saying that the accuser retracts claims of DV. Seems to be the pattern lately. The whole situation is a very sad commentary on our society.

  4. The important thing is that we declare him guilty and fire him before we know any facts or hear his side of it. Modern internet mob justice got no time for facts. We demand action!

  5. Maybe Gruden knew this was coming and prepared to draft 2 tackles within the first 3 rounds. Hope Donald Penn didn’t do this, but doesn’t seem good.

  6. A healthy Penn is still Oaklands best option at LT atm.

    If he leaves that means Osemele will be LT and now well be weaker up the middle. We went into the draft thinkin we only needed a RT and maybe a LT of the future now we might need 2 starters outta the group we have to step up..

    Seems like an incident where both mightve had some drinks n Penn took it to far, nothing most likely will come from it.

  7. The holdout seems to be where it all started to go bad for Penn as a Raider. The timing was terrible as it was just after he gave up the sack that ended the previous season for Carr, the team was playing great up to that point with Carr in the MVP talk, hopes were high again for the first time in a long time. The season effectively ended on that play. Then after the holdout he was never the same. A little slower, not quite as strong but mostly his attitude seemed to be different. Had issues with cheating on his wide, got out of his car to confront a fan driving out of the Coliseum, etc. Looks to me like a guy who lost his confidence. Fans see it, players too. And new coach isn’t gonna have any patience for it.

  8. Penn is not right in the head. Yes, a large man, gifted lineman.
    But what good is that when you vent all your feelings all the time?
    A great man and player is one who can control himself.
    A man who touches & shames a woman in a violent way is NOT a real man.
    I don’t care WHAT your name is.

    ~A Raider Fan

  9. Assuming this was a real confrontation….

    If Penn violated any domestic violence clause in his contract that would take RAIDERS off the hook with the Salary Cap.

    They have the depth to consider cutting him.
    I would rather use the money to sign Mack.

    Plus there was talk of Osemele being available to play Left Tackle when he signed his 8million dollar per year deal.

    If necessary Osemele to LT.

    Gabe Jackson at left guard.

    RT can be Kolton Miller, Giacomini, or the 6’7 guy we drafted in 3rd.

    Consolation will be right guard for remaining players.

  10. Blows my mind when these guys that kneel against police brutality and violence seem to have no problem with domestic brutality and violence. Pretty easy to snap when someone’s in your face pushing your buttons eh gentlemen?

  11. Youknowimright says:
    April 30, 2018 at 11:59 am
    I have a feeling there will be an article coming out in a day or two saying that the accuser retracts claims of DV. Seems to be the pattern lately. The whole situation is a very sad commentary on our society.
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    Unfortunately this usually happens because the women are scared to death and have few, if any, other options. Generally, abusers don’t get put away for very long – if at all – so if a wife or GF wants to push the charges she’s just going to be facing an even angrier abuser when he’s released. In reality there is little to no protection for the abused until “something happens”, even if that something has happened many times before.

  12. Domestic violence is a joke in the NFL because there’s a “zero tolerance” trend while if the accuser retracts his/her statement nothing is done legally. Players should take legal action against their accusers if they really are innocent, otherwise I fully support Goodell’s punishment even if the complaint was dropped legally. If not, it only goes to show there’s some truth and/or the victim was paid off.

  13. Remember last season when Penn got out of the car and wanted to fight the Raider fans. Time to cut the the ties.

  14. NFL has zero tolerance for this. If they even smell a hint of guilt he’ll be strung up.

    I think Gruden will likely use this as the excuse he needs to get out from under any and all obligations the Raiders have to Penn, start over at the position.

    Probably sooner than he ever wanted to, but Penn’s facing suspension at some point anyway so now’s as good a time as any. Start getting Miller or Osemele – whoever will take over – all the reps they can.

  15. The Raiders are going down in flames, if they aren’t already there. Sad ending for a once iconic team. They are now the dregs of the NFL. Two words: Davis Family.

  16. randomcommenter says:
    April 30, 2018 at 12:00 pm
    The important thing is that we declare him guilty and fire him before we know any facts or hear his side of it. Modern internet mob justice got no time for facts. We demand action!

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    This.

  17. bigbobbysue said:
    The Raiders are going down in flames, if they aren’t already there. Sad ending for a once iconic team. They are now the dregs of the NFL
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    Going down in flames? My Raiders have been a doormat since the 2002 Super Bowl. That would be the last 16 years. That’s a long time and has damaged the reputation of the team big time.

    Having a cancer like Donald Penn doesn’t help. Having Gruden as coach is “sexy” and brings more press, but the proof is in the standings. I don’t give a rip what shiny stadium they are building, who is coaching or who is playing until they start winning. Bottom line.

    “You can dress a pig in a tux, but underneath it’s still a pig.” Time to take the “pig” to slaughter…

  18. Stuff happens every day.

    But if you are in the spot light, you get the media treatment.

    Thee quarters of what is wrong with this country.

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