Casey White, defense attorney for Aaron Donald, claims that Donald did not assault DeVincent Spriggs, but actually saved him from further injury.

“Mr. Spriggs should send Aaron a thank you card,” Mr. White told KDKA’s Andy Sheehan.

According to Mr. White, five witnesses have said that Donald never touched DeVincent Spriggs.

“Late last night, we got surveillance video that clearly shows that Aaron Donald did not touch Mr. Spriggs,” Mr. White said. “In fact, Mr. Spriggs attempted to assault Mr. Donald with a bottle. Swung a bottle at his head, grazed the top of Aaron’s head, and at that point in time, other patrons at the party came out onto the street and held Aaron back, and other people came to his defense.”

Mr. White told KDKA that once it was clear that Mr. Spriggs was no longer a threat to Donald, and other people were acting in defense of Donald, Donald pulled people off of Mr. Spriggs, sparing him from further injury.