Cardinals WR Christian Kirk arrested, charged with criminal damage

Cardinals WR Christian Kirk arrested, charged with criminal damage

As an Arizona native coming off a productive career at Texas A&M, wide receiver Christian Kirk was selected in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the hometown Cardinals.

A report from the Arizona Republic suggests that the Arizona Cardinals were aware of Christian Kirk's arrest when they made him the 47th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft late last month.

The arrest occurred outside the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament on February 3. He was charged with criminal damage and the case is pending.

According to that report, Kirk's trial is pending.

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Before, throughout and after this year's draft, Cardinals coach Steve Wilks and general manager Steve Keim consistently discussed their desire to select high-character players - including Kirk.

Witnesses reported seeing the men throwing rocks in the parking lot for the golf tournament held at TPC Scottsdale. "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", the franchise said in a statement.

While he did add that "we don't want a bunch of choir boys", Wilks said that they don't feel they're "going to have to worry about getting a phone call in the middle of the morning that someone out in Scottsdale is doing something crazy".

Kirk never missed a game in three seasons with the Aggies and ended his time in College Station as one of the top receivers in school history.