Damien Wilson was arrested in Texas last week after he allegedly threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend, according to The Dallas Morning News. The Carolina Panthers linebacker was arrested in Frisco and was charged with assault with bodily injury to a family member.
His mugshot has since been released.
Wilson’s ex-girlfriend said she broke up with him and things got crazy afterward once he showed up at her apartment and threatened to kill her with a tire iron, per the report. She also said that Wilson took her laptop and put it in a blanket and then smashed it on the ground, but said that it was her cat inside.
“I was screaming like I’m being skinned alive,” his ex-girlfriend, Ryan Sokolosky, told The Morning News.
She also claimed that he tried to run her over in a vehicle before he drove away. He also allegedly choked Sokolsky’s friend who was with her at the time of the incident. Sokolosky said she has obtained a protective order against Wilson.
“He thinks all of this is a joke because he’s rich and thinks he’s going to get out of everything,” she told The Morning News.
Wilson’s attorney denied the allegations against him.
“Damien Wilson did not commit any type of assault,” Toby Shook said, via The Morning News. “We look forward to all the facts coming out so his name can be cleared.”
Wilson was drafted by the Cowboys in 2015 and spent his first four seasons there before joining the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019. He spent last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and then signed a two-year deal with the Panthers this offseason.