Adrian Wilson Arrested On Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charges

JULY 10: A police report indicates Wilson, upon seeing separation papers from his wife, broke a TV, a mirror and other items after barging into his wife’s bedroom at their Arizona casita,’s Josh Weinfuss adds. Wilson’s wife had hired a private investigator and learned he was having an affair, prompting the separation documents.

Wilson is also accused of choking the woman, taking a gun from a safe and threatening to kill himself, according to Weinfuss. The former Cardinals executive is not believed to have pointed the gun at anyone, driving away soon after. Arrested at 6:33am, Wilson posted bail later on June 1.

JULY 9: The Panthers announced Sunday that their Adrian Wilson partnership ended after barely a year. More information has come to light as to why the NFC South team severed ties with the veteran front office staffer.

Wilson was arrested on three domestic violence charges at 6am ET on June 1, The Athletic’s Joe Person and Doug Haller report. Police arrested Wilson at his Scottsdale, Ariz., home on charges of assault, criminal damage and disorderly conduct. All three charges are misdemeanors (subscription required). He is next due in court July 16.

A GM candidate who finished his Cardinals tenure as interim GM following Steve Keim‘s leave of absence late in 2022, Wilson served as VP of player personnel with the Panthers. Although Carolina changed GMs this offseason, Wilson’s exit appears to stem from this arrest rather than that offseason move.

When asked if the team knew about Wilson’s arrest, a Panthers spokesperson (via Person) pointed to their original statement on the matter. It would seem likely the arrest resulted in Wilson’s Carolina exit. The club had hired the former Cardinals safety-turned-exec in February 2023. Wilson, 44, is a High Point, N.C., native.

The Cardinals employed Wilson for eight years, and the longtime starting DB climbed the ranks to serve as Arizona’s VP of pro scouting by 2021. Wilson joined Quentin Harris as co-interim GMs to finish out the 2022 season and interviewed for Arizona’s GM job, but Monti Ossenfort landed the gig last year. The Jaguars were connected to Wilson for a high-ranking front office job in 2022, but that arrangement did not come to fruition. He also interviewed for the Giants’ GM job in 2022.

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