Assault complaint filed against Rams' Aaron Donald

A Pittsburgh attorney said Wednesday that he has filed a criminal complaint against Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald in the wake of an alleged altercation last weekend.

Attorney Todd Hollis told Yahoo Sports that Donald assaulted his client, DeVincent Spriggs, outside a Pittsburgh after-hours club in the early-morning hours of April 11. Hollis said the incident left Spriggs with an array of injuries including a concussion, a broken nose and eye socket and a cut near his right eye that required 16 stitches.

Attorney Todd Hollis says this man plans to file criminal charges against LA Rams Defensive Tackle Aaron Donald with Pittsburgh Police. The alleged assault happened on April 10- 11 between 3- 4a. I’m working to reach Donald’s agent/attorney.
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— Chris Lovingood WTAE (@CLovingoodWTAE) April 14, 2021

The incident began inside the club when Spriggs accidentally bumped into Donald, Hollis said. According to Hollis, both men were asked to leave the club, but when Spriggs attempted to walk away, Donald and his friends attacked him.

Hollis said that Donald and his friends kicked and punched his client outside the club. Only a friend of Spriggs jumping in and covering Spriggs with his body prevented the injuries from being even worse, Hollis said.

“Mr. Spriggs is a relatively big man,” Hollis said. “Had it been a smaller man, he could have been killed.”

Donald, a Pittsburgh native and a former college star at Pitt, is a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year who has made the Pro Bowl in each of his seven NFL seasons. The Rams released a statement Wednesday saying they are aware of the reports regarding Donald.

"We are collecting more information and will have no further comment at this time," the Rams statement said.

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