The Arizona Cardinals released defensive tackle Darius Philon on Saturday following his arrest on Friday.
Philon was arrested at 11:06 a.m. Friday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
The arrest was the result of a police investigation into an allegation that he threatened to shoot a dancer outside a strip club in May.
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Before Philon’s release Saturday, Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said the team would let both the legal process and the NFL’s process move forward in the case.
“Obviously, we’re aware of the situation and the serious allegations,” Kingsbury said. “It’s been reported to the league.”
Kingsbury wouldn’t comment further, declining to answer a question about whether Philon was suspended by the team.
He was not at practice Saturday.
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