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Anthony Rizzuti

Police report reveals frightening details of Adrian Wilson’s domestic violence incident

New details behind the arrest of ex-Carolina Panthers vice president of player personnel Adrian Wilson surfaced on Tuesday evening.

The former team executive and five-time Pro Bowl safety was booked by Scottsdale Police Department in the early hours of June 1 on three charges related to domestic violence—including assault, disorderly conduct and criminal damage. ESPN staff writer Josh Weinfruss accessed the police report from the incident, and wrote the following update:

According to the police report, when Wilson returned to his Scottsdale home around 1 a.m. June 1, he found separation papers from his wife waiting for him in the casita he sleeps in when in Arizona. She told police she had hired a private investigator and learned Wilson was having an affair. After Wilson found the papers, he barged into his wife’s room while she was sleeping and then became violent, breaking a TV, mirror and lamp, among other items, according to the report.

Wilson’s wife told police he pinned her against the bed and began to choke her but that she was able to get away. According to the police report, he took a gun from the safe and threatened to leave and kill himself. Wilson’s wife said he never pointed the gun at anyone. He eventually drove away from his house with his gun and called other family members, according to the report.

Wilson’s three children were home at the time, police said.

Indications of his departure from the Panthers first popped up this past weekend, when Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk noted the absence of Wilson’s profile on the official team website. The organization provided this statement on the matter:

“Adrian Wilson will not continue in his position as Vice President of Player Personnel for the Carolina Panthers. Consistent with our organizational policy on employee matters, we will have no further comment.”

Per Weinfruss, Wilson is scheduled for a virtual case management conference on July 16.

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