News of former Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk’s February arrest surfaced on Monday, but additional details obtained Tuesday suggest there may have been more than just a property damage concern when police arrived on the scene.
Kirk was arrested on Feb. 3 while leaving the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Arizona and charged with property damage and disorderly conduct, per a report from The Arizona Republic’s Kent Somers.
“The suspects were intoxicated and leaving the WMPO,” Scottsdale Police wrote in the police report on the incident. “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.”
But new details released by TMZ Sports indicate that Kirk may also have shown signs of drug use. TMZ Sports obtained a copy of the police report from the arrest, which indicated that event management staff who called police believed Kirk and another alleged offender were “high” at the time of the misconduct.
The policeman’s written statement on Kirk indicated the possibility of cocaine usage.
“I further noticed the grinding movement of his jaw and continued blank stare,” TMZ Sports reported police wrote in the description of events. “These are common signs of an individual high on stimulants, such as cocaine.”
NFL rookie Christian Kirk was showing signs of cocaine use when he was arrested https://t.co/q1HKsdNnLh
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) May 15, 2018
Kirk and another man were transported to the police station and later released.
It does not appear that Kirk went on to face any sort of drug charges as a result of these observations. And it does not appear that these details of the case caused any hesitation for the Arizona Cardinals, which selected the playmaker in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft in spite of the alleged transgressions.
The Cardinals issued an official statement on Monday acknowledging that the organization was aware of the incident prior to drafting the Aggies star.
“We spoke with Christian about it at length and also looked into it independently,” the statement said. “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.”