The Arizona Cardinals have released a statement following the news that former Texas A&M star Christian Kirk, who the team picked in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, had been arrested in February, per AZCentral.com.
“We spoke with Christian about it at length and also looked into it independently. 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.”
Kirk was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and property damage as he was departing the Waste Management Phoenix Open, a PGA golf tournament that is known for its unruly crowds.
The Cardinals were aware of the arrest prior to taking Kirk with the 47th overall pick in the league’s April draft.
Per the original report, the Scottsdale Police stated, “The suspects were intoxicated and leaving the WMPO. 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.”
In three seasons playing for Texas A&M, Kirk caught 234 passes for 2,856 yards and 26 touchdowns while also serving as the Aggies’ main kick and punt returner.