Cardinals defensive lineman Darius Philon was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Friday, for allegedly threatening to shoot a woman outside of a Phoenix strip club, according to TMZ Sports.
The alleged incident occurred on May 17th, when police claim the 25-year-old pulled a gun on a dancer in the parking lot of the VLive Club.
According to the alleged victim, Philon asked her and another woman, to follow him to the parking lot so he could retrieve money from his car. It was after they reached his vehicle, that the woman alleges Philon pointed a gun at them and asked “which one of you wants a bullet?”
The woman claims Philon lowered the weapon, but pointed it at her again before she retreated back to the club.
The alleged victim told police Philon returned to the club the following night — telling her he “wanted to make things right — and asked her to leave with him. She says she denied the request, and attempted to walk away … but claims Darius grabbed her by the arm and prevented her from leaving.
She told cops she was eventually able to get away from him and return to work … however, she says he followed her around for approximately 30 minutes before leaving the club.The alleged victim did not immediately report the incident to cops. She waited several weeks before going to Phoenix PD … who then launched an investigation.
PPD concluded their investigation and arrested Philon Friday around 11 AM.
Philon is currently playing under a two-year, $10 million contract he signed this offseason. He spent his first four years in the league with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers.