Former A&M standout Christian Kirk arrested for disorderly conduct before National Football League draft

Henrietta Brewer
May 16, 2018 reported the arrest and the Cardinals' reaction to it.

According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Kirk was booked on February 3 at golf's Phoenix Open for criminal damage to a vehicle.

Christian Kirk, a former standout at Scottsdale Saguaro and Texas A&M who was drafted in the second round by the Cardinals, was arrested nearly two months before the draft as he was leaving the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

According to the Arizona newspaper, the Cardinals were aware of the pending criminal case before they selected Kirk with the 47th overall pick.

The men told police they were walking from the Bird's Nest, a popular party spot that is open in conjunction with the tournament every year, to Kirk's apartment and denied throwing rocks.

"We did our own independent research on it, and we felt very good about the information we received", Wilks said.

In post-draft press conferences, General Manager Steve Keim said the Cardinals paid special attention this year to character when drafting players. "As I stated before, we want to bring in great character guys, and I think Christian is one of those guys".

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.

Wilks said he believes the matter will be resolved in a couple of months. That is what I would be interested to know, and I'm sure we won't get an answer.

Kirk's National Football League career isn't off to the best start after these allegations, even though they occurred two months before the draft, and now he'll have to earn back the trust of his teammates.

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