The ongoing story about Cardinals safety Chris Clemons reportedly knocking out a woman continues, as TMZ has just put out another story on the situation, stating that they have footage of the incident.
TMZ Sports has obtained body cam footage from the cop who spoke with Arizona Cardinals safety Chris Clemons after he allegedly knocked out a woman in Scottsdale back in May … and it’s weird.
Backstory … Clemons is accused of punching a woman in the face around 2 AM on May 8th — knocking her out cold during a parking lot altercation near a Scottsdale nightclub.
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, cops combed the area searching for a suspect that was described by witnesses as a pro football player named Chris.
When the cop makes contact with Clemons, he doesn’t realize he’s speaking with the guy he’s looking for — and a bizarre interaction takes place.
Clemons, visibly nervous and apparently intoxicated (according to cops), drops his $10,000 gold grillz … and asks the cop if he can search under an SUV to find them.
Once he collects the teeth, he begins to deny that he struck anyone that night … and references a woman who was knocked out earlier in the night after she had keyed a BMW nearby.
The cop lets Chris go … since he didn’t realize who he was. Once the cops figured it out, they tried to find him again, but couldn’t locate Clemons.
According to the police report, witnesses say … the fight centered around the fact that Chris has some sort of relationship with a woman in Florida … but was out that night with another woman.
The alleged victim is friends with the Florida woman and called Chris out. The alleged victim got into an altercation with Chris’ new female companion … and during the incident, Chris allegedly punched the victim in the face.
The cops have kicked the case over to city prosecutors and recommended Clemons be charged with assault and disorderly conduct.
So far, prosecutors have not made an official decision. Clemons has not been arrested.
One-time Cardinals coach Dennis Green, the coach who will always be remembered famous Monday night meltdown after a lost to the Bears in 2006, passed away at 67 on Friday.
Green died after a cardiac arrest according to ESPN.
He was a head coach in the NFL for 13 seasons, 10 with the Vikings, and three with Arizona. He was just the second African American head coach in the NFL.
In his time in the NFL, Green had a career record of 113-94, and he went 4-8 in the playoffs. The 15-1 team in 1998 is still held by many as one of the best in NFL history, a team that embraced the west coast offense and rode it all the way to the NFC Title Game before losing to the Falcons.
The Vikings made the playoffs in 8 of his 10 seasons with the Vikings, including two trips to the NFC Championship game.
Cardinals president Michael Bidwell released a statement reflecting on Green’s career.
“All of us at the Cardinals are incredibly saddened by the news of Dennis Green’s passing. Coach Green will rightly be remembered as a true innovator, leader and pioneer among football coaches. We express our deepest sympathy to his family and his many friends.”
The actor tweeted Sunday that he ‘Would’ve loved to have played for this man @BruceArians. #NoRiskIt #NoBiscuit.’
His tweet included a video from the Cardinals’ Amazon video series “All or Nothing” in which Arians sings ‘I’m about to whip somebody’s (expletive)” with highlights of Cardinals players taking down opponents on the field. (Who knew Arians could sing?)
Johnson later tweeted ‘Love this dude’ about Arians in response to a tweet about Arians cutting a player over parking in the wrong spot.
Ever wonder what would happen if the NFL went Pokémon style with their logos?
Well, with the new sensation Pokémon Go hitting the market, Daily Snark put out all the NFL teams if their logos were done in the style of Pokémon – with the Cardinals instead of being the Cards being known as the Arizona Swallows.
Here’s the complete list of teams at the link HERE
In a huge deal that is sending shockwaves in the NFL today, the Cardinals and Patriots pulled off a deal, as Arizona acquires DE Chandler Jones, bringing another piece to an already good defense.
The Cardinals in return send guard Jonathon Cooper plus a second-round pick back to the Pats.
Jones is coming off a year where he had 12.5 sacks, and is due to make $7.8 million this season.
He’s totaled 36 in his first four years in the league. Jones had a synthetic marijuana incident before the Patriots’ divisional round game against Kansas City, but played in the game and had four tackles and a forced fumble.
Cooper was the 7th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Cards.
While monetary terms were not immediately available, Rapoport also reports that Gresham is “taking less to stay.” in Arizona. Initially a first-round pick out of Oklahoma for the Cincinnati Bengals in 20110, Gresham stuggled in the receiving tight end role desired by the Bengals. He spent five years in Cincy before being signed as a free agent for the Cardinals. Cards head coach Bruce Arians played to Gresham’s strengths in 2015, allowing him to stay locked on the line of scrimmage and block. He proceeded to score only one touchdown and catch only 18 passes but finished as the 8th-best blocking tight end out of 73 qualifiers in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus.
With a dynamic stable of running backs, top-flight wideouts, and an aging quarterback in need of protection, the Cardinals are the perfect fit for Gresham.
Backup quarterback Drew Stanton agreed to a two-year contract with the Cardinals on Tuesday, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports. The deal is worth $6.5 million, not including incentives and escalator clauses.
Stanton was due to become an unrestricted free agent, and as of Monday, there was pessimism as to whether he would return to Arizona, according to an NFL source.
The situation obviously brightened on Tuesday, and Stanton will again be Carson Palmer’s backup in 2016 and perhaps beyond.
Stanton, who turns 32 in May, has played in 16 games for the Cardinals, including eight starts in 2014. The Cardinals went 5-3 in those games.
Cardinals general manager Steve Keim says it is “scary” to think how good running back David Johnson can be according to azcardinals.com.
Keim added that Johnson was only “scratching the surface” in his explosive rookie year, and he believes Johnson is “truly a three-down back.”
The third-round rookie out of Northern Iowa started out as more of a change-of-pace back and returner/gadget player for the Cardinals and head coach Bruce Arians has shown a reluctance to use rookies in full-time, pivotal roles.
Injuries to veterans Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington forced Arians’ hand, however, and Johnson ran away with the starting job and never looked back.
Johnson is fully expected to enter the 2016 season as Arizona’s “bellcow” back and it sounds like both Keim and Arians are comfortable having him in that role. He will likely be one of the top five running backs drafted in fantasy leagues next season.