Kevin Demoff: Aaron Donald case shows why we wait to let situations play out

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Last week a man named DeVincent Spriggs accused Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald of assault, but after video of the incident emerged, Spriggs apologized and said he was mistaken. 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.”

When the accusation was first leveled against Donald, the Rams released a noncommittal statement saying only that they were “collecting more information.”

They were surely pleased that the additional information vindicated Donald.

26 responses to “Kevin Demoff: Aaron Donald case shows why we wait to let situations play out

  1. I feel like there is still more to the story. Dude didn’t beat himself up. Did anyone get charged for that assault?

  2. Great advice. Knowing the facts before making judgements is the right thing to do. Something management, the media and the fans should do.

  3. Interesting! Wait to see what really happened don’t prejudge. 5 years ago we did that as a nation letting everyone go through due process. Now everything is judged on the street in partial video. And what happens? Drew Brees ends up with a sexual assault criminals name on his helmet.

  4. I hope the lawyer for AD sues his ass immediately. That lame apology was worthless

  5. Sadly more often than not the video doesn’t exonerate the accused NFL player nor do the witnesses. That being said I m looking forward to the draft.

  6. Unfortunately, there are too many who leap to conclusions before all the facts are known.

  7. supercharger says:
    I feel like there is still more to the story. Dude didn’t beat himself up. Did anyone get charged for that assault?
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    We could wait a week and watch how this plays out. They need to determine what charges to file (assuming there will be charges). That decision is an investigative process. I’d rather they get it right than get it wrong.

  8. Let situations play out.”

    Haahahhahhah…..hhaahahahahahahah….hahahahahahahahahah….lololololololololololololo….!!!!!
    That’s the craziest & funniest thing I’ve heard in a long while.

  9. That is great advice for all parties involved. The front office, the media and the fans.

  10. This wont stop until there is blowback for those who falsely accuse and for those who sensationalize these false accusations for the promise of publicity and a big payday.

  11. I don’t think there was any rush to judgment here. An incident did happen that was worth looking into. It was looked into and Donald was cleared. End of story.

  12. The question no one is asking but needs to be asked is what in the world is a guy this talented, with so much on the line in career and income, doing out at this time of night in a bar? And what kind of people are you hanging around with that want to “tune up” another guy? He should remember that nothing good happens at 3 a.m. in the morning and get some new friends!

  13. That is good advise but it will NEVER happen in todays world! Whether they have correct information or not, it’s a race to be first. Correct information is just a bonus.

  14. When this story broke, the funny thing is that even in these comment sections, many of the commenters doubted that Aaron Donald just hit this dude for no reason. We are are the worst ones to jump to conclusions

  15. @supercharger

    There indeed may be (probably is) more to the story BUT the point is it wasn’t Aaron Donald.

  16. scoreatwill says:
    April 18, 2021 at 9:52 pm
    The question no one is asking but needs to be asked is what in the world is a guy this talented, with so much on the line in career and income, doing out at this time of night in a bar?

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    Living his life outside of football?

  17. nhpats2011 says:
    April 19, 2021 at 10:47 am
    scoreatwill says:
    April 18, 2021 at 9:52 pm
    The question no one is asking but needs to be asked is what in the world is a guy this talented, with so much on the line in career and income, doing out at this time of night in a bar?

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    Living his life outside of football?

    You’da never caught Bronco Nagurski out at some kinda place like that I tell you what!

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