ALAMEDA, Calif. — Oakland Raiders left deal with Donald Penn is not going to face costs after being a suspect in a home violence case, the Los Angeles Metropolis Lawyer’s Workplace confirmed Wednesday afternoon.
“We did a review and ultimately decided there was insufficient evidence to result in a conviction,” spokesperson Frank Mateljan instructed ESPN.com.
A radio name went out on April 29 at 9 p.m. and officers responded to Penn’s Los Angeles-area dwelling after he allegedly slapped his spouse’s buttocks, grabbed her wrist and poured a drink over her head. Penn, 35, had left the scene by the point police arrived to take a report.
A day later, Penn and his spouse, Dominique, issued a joint assertion to TMZ by their consultant, Denise White, denying any bodily altercation had taken place.
“There was a verbal disagreement, there was NO physical altercation,” the assertion stated. “The two are in the middle of a divorce and it is a hard time for both parties.”
Raiders proprietor Mark Davis has stated that he has “zero tolerance” for home violence. Within the wake of the late-April incident, Davis instructed ESPN.com he had spoken with Penn, who instructed the group proprietor he stood by the joint assertion that no bodily violence had taken place.
“If, in fact, there was physical violence, then I would have to take appropriate action,” Davis stated on the time.
Penn is recovering from Lisfranc surgical procedure to his proper foot after being injured in Week 15 final season. He signed a two-year, $21 million contract extension after holding out throughout coaching camp final summer season. The damage ended Penn’s streak of consecutive NFL begins at 170 video games.
Penn, a three-time Professional Bowl choice, tweeted “MORE MOTIVATION” after the Raiders drafted UCLA left deal with Kolton Miller within the first spherical, No. 15 general. Penn later deleted the tweet.