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Another NFL Player Arrested in an Incident Involving the Threat of Violence Against a Woman


Another NFL player has been arrested in a crime involving the threat of violence or actual violence against a woman.

Darius Philon, a defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals, was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, after allegedly threatening to shoot a woman outside of VLive, a strip club in Phoenix.

Philon, who signed a $10 million contract this year, was drafted in 2015 and is listed at 6’1, 286 pounds.

While accompanied by the victim and another dancer to his car to get money on Friday at 2:15 AM, Philon allegedly pointed a handgun at them and asked, “which one of you wants a bullet?”

Philon allegedly pointed the handgun at the victim again before the dancers ran into the club and he drove off.

It didn’t end there – Philon returned the following night to allegedly make things right and asked the victim to leave with him. When she declined, he grabbed her arm to prevent her from leaving.

She was able to get away from him and return to work, but he followed her around for about 30 minutes before leaving.

The victim waited several weeks before reporting the incident to police. Phoenix P.D. launched an investigation and arrested Philon on Friday morning.

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury refused to comment on the arrest or his future with the team but did note he was aware of the arrest.

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