New developments have come in, in the recent incident potentially involving Los Angeles Rams star Aaron Donald. Through his attorney, De’Vincent Spriggs has now apologized to Aaron Donald for mistaking him as his aggressor.
When the pictures of the incident were released many people were not surprised that it had been Donald who got into an altercation with the man judging from the results of the encounter. It seems now though that Springs was trying to provoke the fight and he got more than he could handle, but not at the hands of Donald.
BREAKING: Per his attorney: "De Vincent Spriggs intends to file criminal charges at Zone 3 Pgh Police against Aaron Donald after an alleged assault on April 10- 11 between 3- 4 am." @KDKA pic.twitter.com/kdqMZyPVQo
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It seems that there was no way that Springgs’ attorney was going to be able to prove that it was in fact Donald who attacked his client. The apology was aired publicly in an interview that Springgs’ attorney, Todd J. Hollis, gave to a Pittsburgh radio station.
As things stand right now it doesn’t seem like Donald is going to be facing charges. That doesn’t mean though that he can get hit with a fine from the league. In previous years the NFL has gone as far as to suspend players of multiple games even when charges against them were dropped in court at the time.
Essentially what seemed to change everything, in this case, was that an attorney hired by Donald went public with Donald’s side of the story. Casey White, the attorney for Aaron Donald told ESPN on Friday, that it was, in fact, Spriggs who attacked Donald. Mentioning,
“As he ducks, somebody from behind grabs him to stop him from interacting with this guy, Mr. Spriggs, so he holds Aaron back in a sense,”
White did not provide any details as to whether or not Donald would be considering any counter-legal action.
The attorney for Aaron Donald mentioned that their side has at least 5 witnesses that are ready to testify and prove their side of the story. He also mentioned that all of the footage in security cameras from the area would prove Donald did not assault Spriggs. Knowing that then well who beat Spriggs up? That eye didn’t get like that all on its own. After Spriggs swings a bottle at Donald this is what happened,
“At that point, that’s when other people come to Aaron’s aid and defend him by removing, so to speak, Mr. Spriggs from the area where he is punched and he is fighting”
The story from Donald’s camp goes on to say that a drunk Spriggs was trying to provoke Donald. Swinging a bottle at him was actually the straw that broke the camel’s back. Spriggs’ side had mentioned that Donald had bumped into him and that’s what started the fight. Donald’s side says that Spriggs was the one that put his elbow into Donald while then proceeding to yell frantically, “Did I Meant to?”.
The beating got so bad that in the end Donald actually got in to pull Spriggs away from the folks that were beating him down. It was at this point that a friend suggested that they leave the scene before things got worse. That’s when Donald called it a night!