Cowboys Wilson cleared in Frisco road rage case


Dallas Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson was cleared of all charges in a road rage case.

The 24-year-old was seen warming up at The Star in Frisco Wednesday morning but did not make an appearance for the media after practice.

The case stems for a confrontation in the parking lot at Toyota Stadium on July 4. Wilson was arrested for two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Wilson tried parking his pickup truck in a spot where a woman was standing. She claimed she was holding it for someone else and wouldn't move. Wilson's truck hit her arm.

After he parked, the police records say Wilson didn't confront the woman directly but took out an AR-15 and walked around looking for damage to his truck. When police asked why he took out the gun, Wilson told officers, "I had road rage."

The woman's brother-in-law, who was with her at the time, says they feared for their lives.

But Wilson's attorney, Toby Shook, says the arrest affidavit only tells part of the story about what happened when the linebacker was trying to park in an empty spot.

"He slowly backed into the parking spot. There was a woman there trying to keep this spot," Shook explained. "They had a conversation. 'Hey, I'm going to park here.' 'No you can't.' 'Well, I'm going to park here,' and he slowly backed in. And she started pounding on his truck."

Shook also pointed out that Wilson never said anything to the couple while holding the gun.

"The facts show that when he got out of the car, he never pointed any gun at anyone," the attorney said. "He had an unloaded 22 out for a few seconds, pointed at the ground, put it back in the car and went to see what kind of damage if any had been done to his car."

A Collin County grand jury failed to indict him on any charges.

The Cowboys have not taken any action against Wilson.  He played in all five games this season, and it’s not likely the NFL will take actions against him given the grand jury’s decision.

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