Man who accused Rams' Aaron Donald of assault backpedals on claim, offers apology

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De’Vincent Spriggs, the man who accused Los Angeles Rams star defensive lineman Aaron Donald of assaulting him, offered a public apology on Saturday through his attorney — taking back his claim from last Sunday. 

Spriggs’ attorney, Todd Hollis, issued a statement noting that Spriggs mistook Donald during a fight on Pittsburgh’s South Side. 

The statement read: “I wanted to make this statement public. And to extend an apology to Aaron for what he’s gone through, but I clearly know this was not him.” 

The 26-year-old Spriggs filed a criminal complaint on Sunday with the Pittsburgh police, according to Hollis. Spriggs provided an initial account of the alleged attack during which he suffered 16 stiches to the head, a broken eye socket, a broken nose, a sprained or broken arm and a concussion during. He initially claimed he was assaulted by Donald and several others. 

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald during a 2020 game against the New York Jets at SoFi Stadium. (Photo: Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Sport)

Donald’s lawyer, Casey White, appeared on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh on Friday morning and denied the claims against his client, citing surveillance…

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