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Former NFL player Adrian Wilson arrested on domestic violence charges

Former Arizona Cardinals star, team executive and Ring of Honor member Adrian Wilson was arrested in June on domestic violence charges in Scottsdale.

Wilson, most recently the Carolina Panthers’ vice president of player personnel, parted ways with the Panthers over the weekend, the Charlotte Observer reports. His arrest may have been the reason, as the Panthers released a statement Sunday confirming Wilson’s departure and saying, “in accordance with our organizational policy on personnel matters, we will have no further comment.”

According to an arrest report from Scottsdale police, Wilson was arrested on three charges, including intentional assault causing bodily harm, criminal damage to property and indecent behavior – disorderly conduct. The arrest occurred in the early morning hours of June 1, and ESPN reported that Wilson posted bail.

Scottsdale court records show Wilson is scheduled to appear in court on the morning of July 16 for a virtual case management conference.

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Wilson, 44, played all 12 NFL seasons with the Cardinals from 2001-12. A third-round draft pick, the safety was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and had 27 interceptions.

After retiring from playing, he became a regional scout and then rose to director of pro scouting and vice president of pro scouting. In 2022, he served as interim co-general manager of the Cardinals with Quentin Harris before joining the Panthers’ front office in early 2023.

In 2015, he was added to the Cardinals Ring of Honor at State Farm Stadium.