Linebacker Damien Wilson is the latest Dallas Cowboys player to have a run-in with the law. Will the Cowboys finally put their foot down?
Yet another Dallas Cowboys player was arrested this past Fourth of July. And if you’re a fan of the organization, it should hardly come as a shock.
The Cowboys have had a number of arrest incidents in recent years, and are known to take fliers on players with questionable character. Linebacker Damien Wilson is just another name on a laundry list of malcontents to be enlisted by the Cowboys. Tank Johnson, Greg Hardy and Rolando McClain are a few recent names that also come to mind, but the list is hardly that short.
Despite head coach Jason Garrett’s mantra that the Cowboys look for “the right kind of guy” ,the organization consistently enlists players with questionable character issues and gives them a leash as long as Broadway.
That needs to stop.
Earlier this year, newly acquired defensive back Nolan Carroll was arrested on a DUI charge. Of course, the Cowboys did nothing. No fine, no suspension– nothing.
Okay, everyone makes mistakes. And Carroll appeared apologetic. But at some point somethings got to give. Well, maybe it already has. I think the Cowboys need to cut ties with Wilson to send a message.
Wilson was arrested on July 4th after a dispute with a woman in a parking lot. He allegedly hit her with his truck. And if that wasn’t enough, he apparently came at another guy with a rifle, pointing it right in his face.
Luckily, no one was harmed in the incident, but the damage was done. Wilson ultimately released on $20,000 bail, and now awaits trial. If convicted on both charges of aggravated assault, he could face up to 40 years of prison.
If that’s not enough to release a player, I don’t know what is. Jason, Jerry, Stephen, whoever–please. Get this guy off the team. It’s a bad freaking look.