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Raiders’ Donald Penn not charged in domestic violence incident

Donald Penn

News broke late last month that authorities were investigating Oakland Raiders left tackle Donald Penn for an alleged domestic violent incident with his wife, Dominique.

Shortly after this news broke, the two released a statement indicating that there was not a physical altercation (more on that here).

It now looks like the L.A. City Attorney’s Office agrees. According to TMZ Sports, they have decided against filing charges against Penn.

“The office rejected this case because of lack of corroboration and on the ground that there is no reasonable likelihood of conviction on the domestic violence matter,” a spokesperson told TMZ Sports.

This has to be music to the ears of the Raiders, who are relying on Penn to be their starting left tackle in front of Derek Carr for yet another season.

Despite selecting UCLA’s Kolton Miler in the first round of April’s draft, there’s no real belief that he’ll unseat a player in Penn who has started all 62 games he has appeared in four seasons with the Raiders and is coming off a second consecutive Pro Bowl nod.

Though, the NFL itself might determine that there’s enough evidence to suspend Penn. While possible, that seems highly unlikely based on recent events.