Cardinals drafted Christian Kirk knowing he was recently arrested

AP

The Cardinals spent a second-round draft pick on wide receiver Christian Kirk even though he was arrested in February on a disorderly conduct and property damage charge that is still pending.

The Arizona Republic reports that Kirk, who is from Arizona, was outside a local golf tournament when he and some friends were seen throwing rocks at cars.

“The suspects were intoxicated and leaving the [Waste Management Phoenix Open],” Scottsdale police said. “As they were walking through a parking lot, security personnel observed them throwing rocks at cars and breaking a window of at least one of them.”

The Cardinals issued a statement saying they knew of the arrest.

“We spoke with Christian about it at length and also looked into it independently,” the team said. “Our understanding is that the process will be resolved in the near future but while it remains an active legal matter, we won’t comment further.”

Although the Cardinals knew about it, the arrest had not previously been reported. There were no reports of Kirk having other off-field problems before the draft.

43 responses to “Cardinals drafted Christian Kirk knowing he was recently arrested

  1. Of course, because if it came out after there probably would’ve been a slide.

  2. Glad he was caught and now he has a record and will pay damages. Kirk had rocks in his hands, and the cards had rocks in their heads.

  3. Where is the LOVE? Because without Kirk, the LOVE fantasy for Rosen being ROY (yeah, I know its a typical deluded 5 year old’s fantasy, and certainly not one of mine) goes from impossible to really impossible.

  4. He’s a good kid. Watched his whole career from high school on. Heard him speak at many events and ceremonies and on the news,he’s not a criminal. His parents are good people too.

  5. I’d bet there’s a 95% chance Christian Kirk didn’t break any windows, or damage any cars. I’d even guess that if there was any poor behavior, it was from somebody treating Christian and his group poorly. I’m probably a little older and perhaps been around a bit more than the average guy, so I’m just going by past experience. I guess you could say I’m prejudice. I’m pre-judging based on experience. We all do it.

  6. Me and my college buddies did dumb things when we were drinking but it didn’t come at the expense of other people (or their cars)

  7. This doesn’t make him a bad person, it does make him a dumb kid but those of you saying mockingly ‘should turn out to be an upstanding citizen’…you’re the real morons. Would you rather he be beating women and running around with guns? Thought not

  8. Every year the Waste Management Phoenix Open supplies the largest collection of drunken idiots in one place in all of the Southwest.

    Christian is a good kid. He should avoid that event for the remainder of his life.

  9. Arizona kid, gets in trouble with most likely his high school friends, and gets drafted by the local football team. What could possibly go wrong??

  10. Very forgiving group of posters we have here. He didn’t hurt anyone and he’s gotta pay for the damages to the cars. Relax and take a chill pill.

  11. As anyone who has ever had friends knows, sometimes your friends do dumb things and you get caught up in the consequences. I don’t know what happened here, but I will give him the benefit of the doubt until such time as there is evidence that he did or did not participate. In that situation, police would arrest the group and sort out the facts later. Even the most cynical person has to know, deep down, that he probably laughed at his dumb friends but didn’t throw any rocks himself.

  12. If Kirk threw rocks at cars, that was obviously inappropriate. It’s also out of character for Kirk. The Phoenix Open is a huge party. Many who attended drank too much and did stupid things afterward. Not defending Kirk if he did what he’s accused of, but not ready to write him off either over a disorderly conduct charge.

  13. This is one of those that you chalk up as childish and immature. I would not have taken him off the board for throwing rocks at cars. Just wouldn’t .. Real stupid for sure but I would take a flier if I needed a receiver.

  14. Exactly, uncommon1; this points to character, or lack of. Loud, disruptive singing in the middle of the night while drunk; even trespassing with zero damage done are very stupid, yet far easier to overlook than hurting people or destroying property.

    It also raises questions how many previous incidents were swept under the rug to protect his “clean record” in official status only, until even the rug got too lumpy to contain it all.

  15. Between him and Rosen, they sure picked some lowlifes this year. Steelers West?

  16. Believe me, no one is happier that this kid got drafted than whoever owns the car with the broken windows. Now at least they know that one of the dingbats who did it will be able to afford to reimburse them for the repairs.

  17. dionoil says:
    May 14, 2018 at 6:42 pm
    I mean, I did stuff like that when I was 10. He probably should have grown out of that by now.
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    This is EXACTLY what I was thinking. This guy is 20 AND he had the draft coming up in a few months, so why not chuck rocks at cars and do some brainless vandalism…? Not very smart, and if this is the crew he’s gonna be hanging out with when he’s on his own time it doesn’t bode well for him.

    If you have a chance to make a lot of money don’t let your stupid, gold-digging friends mess it up for you.

  18. charliecharger says:

    May 14, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    I’d bet there’s a 95% chance Christian Kirk didn’t break any windows, or damage any cars. I’d even guess that if there was any poor behavior, it was from somebody treating Christian and his group poorly. I’m probably a little older and perhaps been around a bit more than the average guy, so I’m just going by past experience. I guess you could say I’m prejudice. I’m pre-judging based on experience. We all do it.
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    You’re pathetic!

  19. Well that’s mature. How does one come up w/an idea such as throwing rocks at cars when you’re 20 yrs old.

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    As a resident here, wife and I have gone to this event pretty close to every year.

    This is the biggest party I’ve ever been too and people overdrink here like they are re-living their frat days from 20 years ago. And if you’re young, like Kirk. Drinking all day in the sun can lead to doing stupid stuff like this.

    I’d be real nervous taking him that high if he’s a big drinker now. Just wait til he has a few million sitting in the bank and a hot tub in his backyard. Leinart 2.0

  20. You’re not exactly attracting a high class crowd when your tournament is called Waste Management.

  21. He should not be allowed to hang out with those kids that he was with any more. They are a bad influence. i am sure he is a good kid just mixed up with a bad crowd.

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