Cardinals aware of Christian Kirk arrest before draft

Report: Christian Kirk arrested for drunken behavior following golf tournament in Phoenix

Before, throughout and after this year's draft, Cardinals coach Steve Wilks and general manager Steve Keim consistently discussed their desire to select high-character players - including Kirk.

Scottsdale police told azcentral.com that Kirk and some of his friends were allegedly throwing rocks at cars on February 3 as they were leaving the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

According to a report that came out yesterday, Kirk and some of his friends were observed near a golf course basically drunkenly throwing rocks at cars in the parking lot, causing at least one window in a auto to break. A window was broken, and Scottsdale police told the Arizona Republic "the suspects were intoxicated".

The police report said an officer could smell alcohol on Kirk, whose eyes were bloodshot and watery.

Kirk, the 47th overall pick on April 27, joined the Cardinals for rookie minicamp May 11-13 and is expected to attend organized team activities (OTAs) on Tuesday through Thursday.

The men told police they were walking from the Bird's Nest, a popular party spot that is open in conjunction with the tournament every year, to Kirk's apartment and denied throwing rocks. It makes Kirk's decision-making look even more questionable.

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". He played high school football at Scottsdale Saguaro High. He tallied 234 receptions, 2,856 receiving yards, and 26 touchdowns at College Station, as well as seven total kick and punt returns for touchdowns.

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