Former Panthers VP Adrian Wilson accused of domestic violence

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Adrian Wilson, former vice president of player personnel for the Carolina Panthers, has been arrested on three counts of domestic violence, Scottsdale police said.

Wilson, 44, was charged with assault causing bodily injury, damaging property between $250 and $2,000, and disorderly conduct-disruptive conduct or fighting, according to police records. Although police records did not list the date of the arrest, Wilson posted bond on June 1.

Wilson’s next court appearance is July 16, for a virtual case management conference.

Wilson, who recently left the Panthers after 18 months in the job, spent 13 years as a safety in the NFL, playing for three different teams, including 12 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, who drafted him in the third round in 2001. They released him in early 2013, and he spent the 2013 season with the New England Patriots. Wilson then spent the 2014 training camp with the Chicago Bears before being cut before that season.

Wilson joined the Cardinal’s front office in 2015 as a regional scout. He was promoted to director of pro scouting in 2019 and vice president of pro scouting in 2021.

“Adrian Wilson will no longer serve as vice president of player personnel for the Carolina Panthers,” a team spokesperson said. “In accordance with our organizational policies regarding personnel matters, we will not be providing further comment.”

Wilson applied for the New York Giants general manager position in 2022, and was also linked to the Jacksonville Jaguars general manager vacancy at the time. However, he did not receive an offer for either position.

Wilson was named co-interim general manager of the Cardinals in late 2022 after Steve Keim took a medical leave of absence in December. Wilson applied for the Cardinals’ general manager vacancy in early 2023 but was not hired. He left the organization in February 2023 to become the Panthers’ vice president of player personnel.

ESPN’s David Newton contributed to this report.

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