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Dallas Cowboys Linebacker Has Been Charged With Assault with Deadly Weapon

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The Dallas Cowboys’ management and team was notified recently that their linebacker Damien Wilson has been arrested on not one but two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, this was after he was allegedly accused of reversing his truck into a woman and then threatening a gentleman with a rifle during a dispute.

The police department in Frisco said Wilson was arrested outside of The Toyota Stadium after a dispute with some tailgaters, during the city’s July 4th celebrations. Police further stated that Wilson was released on bail from jail after posting a bond of $20,000. They also said that the case is still being investigated.

Gathering The Facts

The Dallas Cowboys’ spokesperson Scott Agulnek said the Cowboys were gathering more details on the incident and didn’t have an immediate response on the claims. Wilson will be entering his 3rd season with the Cowboys. The agents for Damien Wilson weren’t anxious to return messages seeking comment on the charges. Convictions for these category of 2nd degree felonies, including aggravated assault, could result in 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to a $10,000.

This is the second arrest for the Dallas Cowboys this offseason, both players on the defensive lineup. Cornerback Nolan Carroll was charged with driving under the influence in Dallas in May. Carroll, was a free-agent pickup from Philadelphia. The Cowboys also have two suspended players, namely defensive ends Randy Gregory and David Irving. For violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, Carroll and Wilson could be suspended without being convicted.

Wilson’s History

Wilson, at 24-year-old started a career-high six games at strongside linebacker last season, a position that apparently he is best suited for. A fourth-round pick by Dallas in 2015, Wilson worked extensively with the Cowboys’ All-Pro linebacker Sean Lee and second-year player Jaylon Smith during the offseason.

On the matter of the charges, NFL’s spokesperson Brian McCarthy stated that the league will be “looking into the matter to understand the facts.”

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