Cardinals rookie WR Martin has charges dropped

Wide receiver Christian Kirk of the Arizona Cardinals, shown during rookie minicamp, had disorderly conduct and property damage charges dropped after he paid restitution.Photo: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

--- NFLDraftScout.com ---

Rookie wide receiver Christian Kirk of the Arizona Cardinals had disorderly conduct and property damage charges against him dropped on Friday after he paid restitution.

The Cardinals selected Kirk in the second round (No. 47 overall) out of Texas A&M in the NFL Draft knowing he was arrested in February in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he was a star at Scottsdale Saguaro High.

Scottsdale city prosecutor Karen Close said her office dropped the charges after Kirk paid for the damage he another man caused by throwing rocks at cars parked near a golf tournament. One car had a window broken.

Police said Kirk appeared to be drunk or high on a stimulant, but the Cardinals have said they are not concerned about his character.

The 5-10, 200-pound Kirk finished his Texas A&M career as the second-leading receiver in school history despite leaving after his junior season. He had 234 receptions for 2,856 yards and 26 touchdowns, and had a school-record six punt returns for touchdowns.

Comments

Stories