The Arizona Cardinals defensive end was arrested on Friday stemming from a May 17th incident in which he is accused of threatening to shoot a woman
UPDATE: Darius Philon has been released by the Arizona Cardinals.
Last night the news broke that Cardinals defensive end Darius Philon was arrested on Friday morning and booked into Maricopa County Jail in downtown Phoenix. It was from an incident back in May in which it is alleged that he pointed a gun at a stripper outside a strip joint.
Early Saturday afternoon, Philon was released. He was let out on a $5,000 bond and is allowed to travel out of state with the Cardinals. We will see if it actually comes to that.
For the Cardinals part, they did acknowledge they were aware of the situation and sent the information to the NFL. Philon could be facing a suspension and put on the Commissioner’s list.
We shall see if it comes to that as well. There are still details about the incident we do not know about.
Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury talked briefly about Philon in his pre-practice press conference but declined to comment on specifics other than they were aware of the situation. Philon missed practice on Saturday.
Kingsbury did say that if Philon misses any time, rookie Zach Allen would step in as the starter. That seems to make the most sense at this point. We did not hear much from Allen in the victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night.
After practice today, Allen met with reporters and said he is prepared to do what it takes. He is currently listed behind Rodney Gunter on the other end of the defensive line.
However Kingsbury’s comments mean that Allen is ahead of Terrell McClain, who is listed behind Philon on the depth chart. This is certainly a situation to keep an eye on and with the possibility of Philon missing this week’s game against the Oakland Raiders, Allen can now focus on a full week of practice in order to get ready to start.