Report: Former Arkansas star Darius Philon arrested for aggravated assault with deadly weapon
Former Arkansas star defensive lineman Darius Philon is in some really hot water.
Philon, who currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals, was arrested in Phoenix for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly threatened to shoot a woman outside of a strip club, according to TMZSports.com. He was taken to jail Friday morning.
The incident allegedly happened on May 17. Philon is accused of pointing a gun at a strip club dancer in the parking lot of the VLive strip club at 2:15 a.m. The victim told police that Philon urged her and another woman to his car where he said he had some money. Then, Philon allegedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the woman’s chest, asking, “Which one of you wants a bullet?”
The victim then went back to the club and Philon drove away. However, he allegedly came back the next night telling her he wanted to make things right. He asked the woman to leave with him, and she wouldn’t. The victim says Philon then grabbed her by the arm and wouldn’t let her get away. She was able to escape and get back to work, but Philon followed her around at the club for about 30 minutes before leaving.
The alleged victim waited several weeks before going to Phoenix police. An investigation was launched, and Philon was arrested Friday morning.
The former Hogs lineman signed a two-year, $10 million deal with the Cardinals this past year. He previously played for the San Diego Chargers from 2015-18.
The Chargers drafted the Mobile, Alabama, native in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Philon attended Arkansas from 2012 to 2014. He redshirted his first season, and he was a standout during the next two.