Carolina Panthers' Damien Wilson arrested, faces assault charge

Apr 19, 2022

Carolina Panthers linebacker Damien Wilson was arrested in Frisco, Texas, last week after his ex-girlfriend said he threatened to kill her, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Wilson, 28, who was signed last month by the Panthers, faces a charge of assault with bodily injury of a family member, Frisco Police Sgt. Stephen Byrom said in an email to the newspaper.

Wilson's attorney, Toby Shook, denied the allegations.

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

Byrom said he had no information about on whether Wilson had bonded out.

A Panthers spokesperson told the newspaper that the team was aware of Wilson's arrest but had no further comment.

Source: ESPN
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