Possible Legal Trouble For Cardinals’ Clemons

The Scottsdale Police Department is recommending that prosecutors charge Cardinals safety Chris Clemons for an alleged assault in May, Yihyun Jeong of The Arizona Republic writes. On May 8th, police say Clemons assaulted a 25-year-old woman outside a downtown Scottsdale nightclub. Chris Clemons (vertical)

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The alleged victim was knocked unconscious outside of the nightclub, though authorities received varying accounts of what happened from witnesses. The local police department is pushing for Clemons, 30, to be charged with assault with reckless injury and disorderly conduct. For his part, Clemons repeatedly denied that he assaulted the victim when talking to police.

Clemons hasn’t seen much playing time since joining the Cardinals in 2014, but he was re-signed by the team in February to a non-guaranteed deal. As the Cardinals’ page on Roster Resource shows, Clemons is battling Tony Jefferson, rookie Marqui Christian, and Durell Eskridge for a spot behind starters Tyrann Mathieu and D.J. Swearinger. If these allegations prove to have merit, Clemons may not get to take the field for a third season in Arizona.

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