CBS: Panthers' Damien Wilson arrested after ex-girlfriend says he threatened to kill her, per report

BleedGopher

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Not good news on the former Gopher:

Carolina Panthers linebacker Damien Wilson was arrested in Frisco, Texas, last week after his ex-girlfriend said he threatened to kill her with a tire iron and destroyed her laptop, per The Dallas Morning News. He reportedly faces a charge of assault with bodily injury of a family member.

Wilson's ex-girlfriend, Ryan Sokolosky, told The Dallas Morning News that Wilson showed up at her apartment "enraged and drunk" after she ended their relationship because of infidelity. When she returned to her apartment with a friend, she allegedly had found that Wilson damaged her patio. He then allegedly came forward from the bushes holding a tire iron threatening to kill her.

Wilson then allegedly choked his ex-girlfriend's friend, and damaged a laptop. Sokolosky also said Wilson looked to run her over with his car before he drove off. She has now reportedly obtained a protective order against the linebacker.

Wilson is the second Panther to be arrested in the last month, as wide receiver Shi Smith was arrested for unlawfully carrying a handgun, drug possession and speeding in late March. A Panthers spokesperson told The Dallas Morning News that they were aware of Wilson's arrest. Wilson's attorney, Toby Shook, said in a statement that his client is innocent:

"Damien Wilson did not commit any type of assault," Shook said. "We look forward to all the facts coming out so his name can be cleared."


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Hopefully it turns out that he didn't do what he is accused of. Unfortunately we see far too many accounts similar to this one in regards to NFL players every year.
 

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The whole:

"This person doesn't want to be with me .... I'll just go over and threaten them." thing is bonkers.
 

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"Damien Wilson did not commit any type of assault," Shook said. "We look forward to all the facts coming out so his name can be cleared."
That is... not a very forceful statement for an initial comment from a defense attorney. Likely does not bode well.
 

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The whole:

"This person doesn't want to be with me .... I'll just go over and threaten them." thing is bonkers.
Spending decades of your life pumping who knows what substances into your body in the hopes of making it as large and fast as possible, and then running into other human beings as fast and hard as you possibly can ...... may indeed make you bonkers ...
 





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If he played for the Cowboys no charges would've been filed.
 




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I know someone who dated Wilson and while I don't know details of exactly what happened I know it ended very, very badly.
 

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And a nod to Albert Belle with the using the car to run someone over bit
Lawrence Phillips got 10 years for trying to run some kids over with his car. That and some other rage crimes against his girlfriend essentially put him away for life and led to his suicide. Bad stuff.
 




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Even if he escapes punishment in the legal system, he probably gets a year vacation from the NFL. I can never figure out what makes a lot of guys (especially celebrities/athletes) do crap like this.
 


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I checked the law in Texas, domestic assault/ w strangulation, can be 2-10 yrs.
 




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