Los Angeles Rams star defensive tackle Aaron Donald was accused Wednesday of assaulting a man in Pittsburgh.
Attorney Todd Hollis claims his client, De Vincent Spriggs, was attacked by Donald over the weekend at an after-hours club and sustained eye and arm injuries and several cuts to his face.
“It was definitely unprovoked,” Hollis told Pittsburgh TV station KDKA. “I’ve instructed (Hollis) not to make any comments, but … his arm in a sling, his eye is closed, 16 stitches in his eye and a concussion and other severe injuries he’s suffered, this is a severe incident.”
Hollis and Spriggs, 26, filed a police report Wednesday and called on authorities to conduct a full investigation of the incident.
Pittsburgh police told KDKA an investigation is underway, but no one was being identified because no charges have been filed.
Police said no 911 calls were made during the alleged incident and officers responded to a hospital Sunday afternoon to talk with a man who claimed he was assaulted at a bar, but he could not provide an exact location.
The man told police he accidentally bumped into another man at the bar and a confrontation ensued. The man told officers he was punched and kicked by the man he bumped and another man and the alleged victim added he threw a bottle of alcohol, but did not know if he hit anyone, police said.
Donald has not commented on the allegations. The Rams released the following statement to CBS2: “We are aware of the reports regarding Aaron Donald. We are collecting more information and will have no further comment at this time.”
The 29-year-old Donald is a Pittsburgh native who played at the University of Pittsburgh. He was chosen by the Rams with the 13th overall selection in the 2014 draft.
Donald was selected as the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year three times, including in 2020.