Christian Kirk arrest update: new details on the Texas A&M receiver’s February 3 arrest aren’t great. The Scottsdale native, who went on to be drafted in the second round by his local Cardinals, was brought in after an incident at the the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament. He and friends were allegedly throwing rocks at cars.
Kirk, a dynamic receiver and return man for the Aggies, was viewed as a potential first rounder ahead of the NFL Draft. He wound up going No. 47 overall to Arizona, which took quarterback Josh Rosen in the first round. The team said it was aware of the arrest and comfortable with the situation at the time that the story came out.
On Monday, Scottsdale police said that Kirk and his friends were “intoxicated” and broke the window of at least one car. From The Arizona Republic:
According to Scottsdale Police: “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.”
It is unclear if the Cardinals were aware of the new information brought to light by TMZ. It makes Kirk’s decision-making look even more questionable.
New details from the Christian Kirk arrest indicate that he may have been using cocaine.
The arresting officer said that the receiver exhibited signs of being high on the drug. From the report:
When the Scottsdale PD arrived to the scene, one of the officers “immediately noticed Kirk’s demeanor. He had a blank stare.”
The officer placed Kirk under arrest and handcuffed him — and then suggested he may have been on cocaine.
“I further noticed the grinding movement of his jaw and continued blank stare. These are common signs of an individual high on stimulants, such as cocaine.”
At Texas A&M, Kirk caught 234 passes for 2,856 total receiving yards and 26 touchdowns in three seasons. He also ran back seven total kicks and punts for scores.