New details from arrest of Zaven Collins should concern Cardinals

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The career of Arizona Cardinals rookie linebacker Zaven Collins is off to a rough start.

After he was arrested for doing 76mph in a 35mph zone last Sunday, Arizona Cardinals first-year linebacker Zaven Collins continued to put himself in a troubling situation with what was said to the Police during his arrest.

A recent tweet from ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss detailed it, and boy oh boy, it’s something you’ve got to see.

For those who don’t think this is a big deal, read Weinfuss’s tweet and see if you still feel the same way.

While it is the rookie’s first run-in with the law, it just doesn’t make a good first impression on an Arizona fan base and a league that he’s trying to make an impact in. Collins at least had the decency to apologize. But to have no idea that he was over 40mph over the speed limit? That’s what is difficult to believe and it raises a red flag.

Arizona Cardinals still silent after recent arrest of rookie Zaven Collins

What’s also really fishy is that the Cardinals organization hasn’t even acknowledged the fact that the incident happened at all.

What’s the meaning of that? If there’s an internal investigation going on or if Arizona is following due process, then just tell the public about it. With it being a week since Collins’ arrest, it’s a little weird that nothing has been uttered about it by the Cardinals.

Hello! Your first-round pick got arrested!

I’m trying to give Collins a respectable chance after initially disliking the pick (and still do) because there were many more holes to fill on Arizona’s roster. It’s almost as if the Cardinals had a veteran linebacker that could’ve helped him transition into the league. It’s stuff like this that just doesn’t help anyone at all, fans and team personnel alike.

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Instead, Arizona basically gave Jordan Hicks a pink slip and told him he didn’t matter to the team anymore. How’s that for irony?