Arizona Cardinals rookie receiver Christian Kirk received good news on Wednesday
As quickly as the story appeared, the charges are gone. Arizona Cardinals second round draft pick, receiver Christian Kirk, had charges stemming from a January event dropped on Wednesday.
Scottsdale, Arizona police dropped charges against Kirk that were brought on by an incident on February 3rd at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He was accused of throwing rocks and damaging property near the Birds Nest, a nighttime club venue at the Open.
The story of his arrest did not break until well after Kirk was drafted by the Cardinals on April 27th. The Cardinals for their part indicated they had been made aware of the arrest by Kirk himself.
Of course, that is a far reach from former Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd, who about 17 months ago was arrested for a DUI in Scottsdale but never apologized to the Cardinals or took responsibility for his actions. By all accounts, Kirk was upfront.
Fair or not, guilty or not, the fact now is Kirk may have an extra eye or two keeping tabs on him, at least for the near future. We don’t know all the facts of this case and now that the charges have been dropped, it will be the last we talk about it unless something re-surfaces.
Actually this is a good thing this came out now and not a couple of months down the road when training camp and the preseason is in full swing. Why it took almost three months for the information to be released to the public we will never know.
What we do know now is that the Cardinals and especially Kirk, can focus 100 percent on his new job. The local favorite has a job to win.
As for this case, hopefully whatever happened, Kirk learned his lesson. He seems like a great kid. We all do dumb things in life. Let’s hope this was it, otherwise it could be a short career for him.