Wilson faces a charge of assault with bodily injury of a family member.
His attorney, Toby Shook, denied the allegations.
“Damien Wilson did not commit any type of assault,” Shook told the newspaper. “We look forward to all the facts coming out so his name can be cleared.”
A Panthers spokesperson told the DMN that the team is aware of Wilson’s arrest but had no comment.
Wilson’s ex-girlfriend talked to a reporter from the DMN and agreed for her name to be used. Ryan Sokolosky said after she broke up with him, he showed up at her apartment drunk and enraged, and she feared for her life.
Sokolosky accuses Wilson of damaging her patio, threatening to kill her with a tire iron, destroying her laptop and choking her friend. He then tried to run over her with his car as he drove off, she told the DMN. She shared photos of her destroyed laptop and damage to her patio with the newspaper.
Wilson was arrested on aggravated assault charges in 2017. He was accused of hitting a woman while trying to back his truck into a parking spot after an argument with people who were using the space for a tailgate party. Wilson also was accused of taking out a gun during the argument and was reported to have told police that “road rage” led to his behavior. A grand jury declined to indict Wilson.
The Cowboys drafted Wilson in the fourth round in 2015, and he spent four years in Dallas before spending a couple of years with the Chiefs. He was with the Jaguars last season.