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Christian Kirk arrest: Body camera video shows February incident

Posted: 5:23 PM, Jun 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-12 21:29:53-04

Newly released body camera video shows the arrest of Arizona Cardinals rookie Christian Kirk and a friend back in February. (Charges have since been dropped in the case.)

It's unclear what Christian Kirk said during the arrest because, in the body camera video, the sound is redacted when you see him.  

But his friend, identified as Carter McCarthy, had a lot to say, lobbying hard for police to let them go, denying the accusations they were throwing rocks and suggesting the cops 'Google' the local football stand-out's name.

"Like Google this man, Google him," McCarthy said. "This man is first-round draft pick. He's really not out here throwing rocks at cars.”

Actually, Kirk was drafted in the second round. And yes, his name is certainly on the world wide web. The Cardinals wide receiver graduated from Saguaro High in Scottsdale and played at Texas A&M before his recent homecoming.  

But now a Google search brings up the police body cam video showing him and his friend getting arrested after a night at The Waste Management Phoenix Open in February , which was before the NFL draft.

"I'm about to cry for my friend right now man, this (expletive). He's about to be a first-round draft pick and y'all out here over a van man. Y'all really costing my dog like millions man," you hear McCarthy saying.

The two were charged with property damage and disorderly conduct. Witnesses accused them of throwing rocks and breaking a van window.  

According to the police report, one officer believed both men were drunk and on drugs. The charges were dropped just a couple of weeks ago. Which is what coach Steve Wilks expected to happen.

During a news conference last month, he said he thought the situation would "resolve itself".

"We did our own independent research on it we felt good about the information we received and that’s why moved forward in drafting him," he said. "As I stated before we want to bring in great character guys and Christian is one of those guys.

Charges were also dropped against McCarthy. We reached out to a Cardinals spokesperson for a response to the video's release, but did not hear back by our deadline.