Cardinals cut Darius Philon after his arrest

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The Cardinals announced Saturday that they have released defensive end Darius Philon.

Philon signed with the Cardinals on March 21, and they expected him to play a big role in their defense. But he was arrested Friday for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The Cardinals paid Philon a $4 million signing bonus, so it was an expensive mistake.

Philon posted a $5,000 bond Saturday and was released from custody.

Philon allegedly pointed a gun at a dancer in the parking lot of a strip club in May.

The Chargers made Philon a sixth-round choice in 2015, and he played four seasons for them before leaving in free agency this offseason.

33 responses to “Cardinals cut Darius Philon after his arrest

  1. I thought everyone in America was perfectly fine with brandishing weapons in public? Freedom, 2A, eagles soaring, all that?

  2. stucats says:

    August 10, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    I like the Cards mandate when they have a bad apple on the team, they just throw him out on the street where he belongs.

    Sure!! Just like they did with Steve Keim. Oh wait, he wouldn’t can himself.

  3. It’s 2019. THERE IS NO LINE 1!!!!

    Good on the Cards. Only bad thing is that the NFLPA and the NFL don’t seem to have a morals clause in every contract because I would have him give that money back. Best part is they let him go anyway.

  4. tonyzendejas says:
    August 10, 2019 at 8:01 pm
    I thought everyone in America was perfectly fine with brandishing weapons in public? Freedom, 2A, eagles soaring, all that?

    —-
    Maybe someday America will be as safe as Mexico.

  5. Cardinals, if the goal was to bring in bad eggs, kmendiche, philon, Sam Bradford, donta Harrison, then cut them and accumulate enormous amounts of dead cap money you would be too Dawgs in the nfl

  6. objectivefbfan says: It’s 2019. THERE IS NO LINE 1!!!!
    ————-
    Of course there is! Not everything is via on-line chat windows or insta-twitface, at least not in billionaires’ offices or upper levels of government or industrial complex. But it’s just a turn of phrase anyway. People still “dial” phones despite no dial, “rewind” video despite no tape (even “watch the tape”)… I could go on, language is littered with thousands of anachronisms.

  7. stucats says:
    August 10, 2019 at 7:34 pm
    I like the Cards mandate when they have a bad apple on the team, they just throw him out on the street where he belongs.
    ————
    Except for PEDerson.

  8. I’m betting he was shoeing off, not pointing it in malice, and after the moral authority known as strippers didn’t get paid, at least not what they wanted, he got a dime dropped on him.

  9. I want to know the story more…I mean a huge guy like that ending the night pointing a gun at a stripper in a dark parking lot. I mean really now, I need to know the contents of the hours leading up to that kind of rage from a guy like that.

    It is Arizona…cops show up and some big black guy with a gun is “scaring” a little stripper(wait, did she follow him out there?)…what do you think is going to happen.

    Who is the Arizona owner…is he anything like Jerry Richardson?

    So many questions…no answers to speak of. I am not questioning the decision I just feel like I don’t know anything about this situation.

  10. Probably a good move. I will say “aggravated assault with a deadly weapon” seems like a crazy charge for what he’s alleged to have done. Unless he did assault her and pointed it in the process? Either way, you’re done.

  11. objectivefbfan says:
    August 10, 2019 at 8:06 pm
    It’s 2019. THERE IS NO LINE 1!!!!

    Apparently you have never been outside of your home with your trusty cell phone.

    Plenty of businesses still have multi line phones…

  12. It does sound odd that they only recently arrested him after an incident in May. It wouldn’t surprise me if, as some have suspected, the strippers tried to extort money from him because that’s what strippers do.

    However, if he did what he was accused of there’s nobody to blame but him for putting himself in that situation. I’m sure MANY others have gotten mad at strippers for whatever but come on, they’re strippers. What do you expect. Pulling a gun on them in the parking lot is just not very bright.

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