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Dolphins CB Xavien Howard Declines To Talk To Police About Shooting At Ex-Agent’s Home

A June 2020 shooting at the home of a former agent of Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard remains unsolved, and police say they have been unable to speak to Howard about the incident.

Reports surfaced Saturday about a June 2020 shooting at the home of NFL agent Damarius Bilbo in Dunwoody, Ga. Bilbo’s wife and 12-year old son were reportedly in the house at the time, though no injuries were reported.

It should be noted that Howard is not considered a suspect as of this moment, per the Miami Herald.

“On June 29, Bilbo called police at approximately 11:05 p.m. ET. Bilbo said that ‘someone shot through his home,'” Pro Football Talk reported. “The responding officer found that a 9 mm bullet had ‘traveled through the center window frame, through the home’s playroom drywall, through another wall in the 2nd floor hallway, and into the corner of a subsequent wall into the top frame.’”

What makes this more of a mystery is that police have requested to interview Howard about the shooting on several occasions — and he has declined each time, according to the Miami Herald.

Howard is no longer represented by Bilbo.

“Xavien was not involved in this incident, and there is no evidence to suggest otherwise,” attorney Darren Heitner, who is among Howard’s representation, told the Miami Herald.

It has not yet been determined whether the NFL will investigate the incident as well. All players are subject to the league’s conduct policy, though it’s hard to tell if a situation involving Howard’s former agent falls under those guidelines.

Howard is one of the NFL’s top defensive backs. He tied a franchise record with 10 interceptions this past season. He signed a five-year, $75-million contract extension in 2019. He will make $12.1 million next season.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico is the assistant managing editor-newsdesk at OutKick. He is also the co-founder and senior writer at Hoopswire.com, and has covered the NBA for nearly 20 years, including his time at Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. A native of Akron, Ohio, his writing career began in Wyoming.

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  1. I can’t wait for the woke crowd to make excuses why Howard won’t talk to the police. There aren’t too many reasons a person wouldn’t want to talk to the police. Dude has a lawyer clearly, so why not talk to police with your counsel present?

  2. He doesn’t have to grant them an interview, they need to find some evidence that compels him to speak to them. They asked, he declined. Contrary to many opinions, you don’t have to talk to the police just because they want to. Know your rights.

    • X-men is under no obligation to talk to the police. You never have to talk to the police, and anything you say can be used against you. Know your rights and exercise them at all times.

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