Cardinals Fire Player After He's Charged With Pointing Gun At Stripper

NFL defensive tackle Darius Philon was arrested on Aug. 8 and fired by the Arizona Cardinals the very next day.

Glendale, AZ – The Arizona Cardinals released defensive tackle Darius Philon on Friday, one day after he was arrested for threatening to shoot a dancer outside a strip club.

Phoenix police said they were contacted on June 20 by a woman who said Philon had pointed a gun at her in the parking lot of Vlive club in May, KNXV reported.

The woman told authorities that she didn’t come forward sooner because she had been offered money to keep her mouth shut.

Court records showed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) contacted the woman during payment negotiations and told her that she was the subject of an extortion investigation, KNXV reported.

So at that point, the woman contacted the police.

The woman worked at the Vlive club and told police that she and a coworker had met with Philon and another man in a vehicle parked at the club, KNXV reported.

She said that Philon pointed a handgun at her chest and asked, “Which one of them wanted a bullet?”

The woman said she initially got the National Football League (NFL) player to put his gun away, but that he pulled it out and pointed it at the women again before the woman and her coworker returned to the club.

She said that Philon showed up at the club a couple of days later and asked her to leave with him because “they needed to make this right,” KNXV reported.

Police said the woman’s coworker confirmed the story.

Philon’s friend who was with him in the vehicle with the women told police that he had his back to Philon and never saw a gun, KNXV reported.

However, he also admitted that he had conversations with the woman about paying her hush money to keep quiet.

Philon told police he was at the club and owned a handgun but said he didn’t have the gun with him that night, KNXV reported.

The football player told police the incident was about the money and he never pointed a gun at the woman.

Philon was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Aug. 8 and fired by the Arizona Cardinals the very next day, ESPN reported.

The Cardinals had signed Philon to a two-year, $10 million contract on March 21.

Philon played 54 games for the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers during his four years in the NFL, ESPN reported.

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TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Sad to say but some of the players are thug's in NFL uniforms. I have NO love for the NFL as I am sure needs no explanation 🖕🏼🖕🏼🖕🏼

TuSeis
TuSeis

I think it's abut time that these little boys in big men bodies were held accountable for their actions. The cover up has been going on for years and it's time to put a stop to it...

rds40
rds40

He can join the other former NFL odiot and claim he's the victim.

beyondpissedoff
beyondpissedoff

I din do nuffin, the bitch dissed me.

JBo
JBo

$10 mil down the toilet over a stripper and a gun. Nice.

Pack
Pack
  1. Points gun at women
  2. Tries to bribe woman to not tell the police
  3. Calls police to claim the woman is trying to extort him
  4. Woman now tells the police what happened
  5. Loses $10,000,000

Stupid is as stupid does

Dra71
Dra71

As long as they keep recruiting thugs from the street, this is what they will get.

Manlove
Manlove

I like VP Mr Pence's way of avoiding troubles like this....#1 He wouldn't have been at a Strip Joint. (Surely he can afford to be around Classier types of women. #2 Never goes another woman alone without his Wife. Problems? No. JS

Deny777
Deny777

Another IDIOT who pissed his career away just because he wanted to be a tough thug with a gun....

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Another National Felons League thug bites the dust!! Stupid asshat!! You only have yourself to blame!!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

So Darius .....Make a false police report much? Fired from a lucrative team and now criminal charges come next. The level of ongoing stupidity of these animals knows no boundaries. He had no notion of forethought as to what the negative consequences of his actions would be. He doesn't seem to even consider that anything negative that he does in public life could jeopardize his ability to earn, as well as dig him into a deeper pit with the law when he then compounds the situation through extortion, bribery and lies . Yes, showing off was a much better choice eh? ...because its all about respect ,huh?

.. 10 mil now gone and only now says to himself " oh sit... I duns and dids it now". Stupidity as a teacher can be a very severe disciplinarian.

Vrodgirl
Vrodgirl

Was he wearing Nikes?

Janken
Janken

H mom. Another black man that is rich and has a great job bites the dust. Why did they show a white man with the dirt bag. Oh I know Why because they are trying to make white man the scape goat. DONT LET THEM. WHITR MEN ARE JUST AS GREAT AS ANYONE

Cidcsp
Cidcsp

Idiot.

les0060
les0060

NFL Roll model, just how I would like my son to grow up to be. Nice!

Wayno44
Wayno44

I am always amazed that most of the players are college graduates but can't speak an understandable sentence when interviewed. 'Well, if you axe me, I knowed what dey thought I was gonna do, so I did't do dat'!

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

The National Felon League. Never let a stripper get over on you even if you're a 300 pound defensive lineman and she's less than half your size.

Well at least the Cardinals did the right thing. I'll still not watch another NFL game.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

These guys get away with so much in college and think they can continue to get away with it in the NFL where you can't because of the league realizing they must put a stop to the players stupid behavior and it sure was stupid to throw $10 million down the drain...Idiot!!!