Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darius Philon reportedly threatened to shoot a woman early Friday morning
What is wrong with people? Now, we don’t know the whole story at this point, but new Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darius Philon was arrested early morning on aggravated assault charges for allegedly threatening to shoot a woman.
Just two months after former Cardinals defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche was arrested by Scottsdale police for DUI and driving on a suspended license, now Philon is in trouble.
According to TMZ, this stems from an incident that took place at VLive Strip Club on May 17th. If the allegations are true, the Cardinals must take immediate action and release him. Zero tolerance must be the name of the game.
Apparently at this time, Philon is still in the Maricopa Country Jail in downtown Phoenix. For this incident to be almost three months old and now he is being arrested says police did their homework on this and have ample evidence that a crime took place.
We’ll see what happens. However the Cardinals can not treat Philon any different than they did other players who have gotten into trouble.
Philon was expected to be a starting defensive end. He is currently at the top of the depth chart. His release would most definitely be a hit to the Cardinals defense.
He came over from the Los Angeles Chargers. He played in the preseason opener against the Chargers on Thursday night. He registered one tackle during his time on the field.
It’s not hard to stay out of trouble but apparently someone has forgotten to tell the Cardinals. This is yet another example of a player who feels like they can get away with anything.
There was no hint of any trouble with Philon over the last couple of months. He had to have known the arrest would be coming.
Certainly the Cardinals couldn’t have been aware of the incident before Friday if Philon was in camp and playing in a preseason game. We’ll wait and see if we hear anything on Saturday about his status.