Attorney Aaron Donald says the Rams star tried to save the man outside the Pittsburgh club and not attack
Attorney Aaron Donald says the Rams defense lineman did not attack a man outside a nightclub near Pittsburgh and actually tried to help the alleged victim.
Casey White, who is replacing Donald after being himself Accused of assaulting Vincent Spriggs on Sunday from 3:00 to 4:00, he told 93.7 Fan Spriggs began the alleged incident. White said the intoxicated Spriggs attacked Donald and approached him at a party that evening and had to go outside. Spriggs later tried to hit Donald with a bottle before the others entered, White said.
“This guy goes to Aaron and swings with his right hand, and Aaron the duck. The bottle then scratches the top of Aaron’s head,” White said. “Aaron has a lump in his head from the bottle in the top of his head, and then all hell is released.”
White claimed that the people around him had moved away from Spriggs and then started attacking Spriggs. White said Donald had no part in Spriggs’ alleged attack, and that his only involvement was trying to undo the situation.
“Aaron then frees himself from the restrictions – and all of this is in the video, so I don’t make up that – then he goes to the pile where this pillow is and people start scratching it, protecting Mr. Spriggs.” White said. “It actually saves Mr. Spriggs from other injuries.”
Defense attorney Aaron Donald, Casey White, came to us and explained what happened to the NFL star. As video surveillance will confirm, Donald determines how he actually broke a fight and was not the attacker. pic.twitter.com/1GLtySb5Ki
– Fan Morning Show (@FanMorningShow) April 16, 2021
White added that video evidence and at least five witnesses will support Donald’s version of events. Part of the surveillance video obtained by WPXI’s Cara Sapida matches the description of what happened to White.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: The surveillance video appears #NFL Aaron Donald star escapes and tries to break the attack. I just spoke to Donald’s lawyer, saying his client had come to the rescue. #WPXI pic.twitter.com/0sXKjrMJs9
– Cara Sapida (@WPXICara) April 16, 2021
The Pittsburgh Police Department said in a statement to Whiter, “Donald has no evidence to show that the victim was attacked.”
Pittsburgh attorney Todd Hollis said KDKA-TV on Wednesday he and Spriggs filed a police report for Donald’s alleged assault. Hollis told a news conference Wednesday morning that the incident left Spriggs with a blow, 16 points next to his eye and an injured arm. Hollis complained that the alleged attack was not provoked.
BREAKING: DeVincent Spriggs says Aaron Donald (and others who were with Donald) started punching him after accidentally hitting the NFL Rams DT. He had a concussion, an arm injury, a broken arm with 16 points next to his eye. He filed charges of assault a few moments ago @ 937thean @KDKARadio pic.twitter.com/alF9A1zI2U
– Melinda Roeder (@MelindaKDKA) April 14, 2021
Rams released the document on Wednesday saying the group was “gathering more information,” but would not comment further.