Bill Bidwill Jr.’s wife, Nicole, was uncooperative with police officers who responded to a domestic violence call after she allegedly beat up the former Arizona Cardinals manager.
Nicole Bidwill was arrested on June 10 and reportedly charged with one count of assault, although her husband declined to press charges.
In police bodycam footage captured by TMZ This week it was discovered that Nicole was uncooperative when police officers arrived at the property before officers were forced to carry her to the police car.
When officers arrived at the scene, Bidwill’s wife was seen lying face down on the hood of one of their vehicles parked in the driveway before she was handcuffed by an officer.
It was unclear why she was there, but her head was turned to the side and her eyes appeared to be closed.
Bill Bidwill Jr.’s wife, Nicole, was uncooperative with police officers who responded to a domestic violence call after she allegedly beat up her husband
Nicole Kugler Bidwill was arrested on June 10 and reportedly convicted of felony assault. Her husband declined to press charges
When asked to get out of the car, Nicole said, “I just don’t feel like it. ‘I’m tired.’
An officer told her several times that she had to get out of the vehicle or he would have to remove her himself before she eventually slid off the hood of the car.
Nicole then stood with her back to the police officer and he asked for her basic personal information, including her name and date of birth, but she was initially hesitant to answer and instead told them that her daughter was on the way.
When her daughter, who told officers she was a defense attorney, arrived to represent Nicole, she instructed her mother not to say anything. Nicole then refused to let paramedics check her for injuries on site.
After being informed that she was being arrested, Nicole demanded to speak to the sergeant.
After being handcuffed, she asked to get her water bottle because she had “taken” something that was drying out her mouth, before forcing the officers to blow her nose twice and criticizing her for it didn’t do it well enough.
The officers asked her several times to go with them to the police car, but she refused. A police officer urged her to cooperate to maintain her dignity in front of her neighbors before telling her they would ask again before carrying her to the vehicle.
However, she again refused to cooperate, forcing the two officers to pull her up with an arm under each leg and carry her to the car.
Bidwill’s wife can be seen lying on the hood of the vehicle, which was parked face down in the driveway of her home, with her head on the side and her eyes closed as officers approached the property
A photo of Nicole Kugler Bidwill from her LinkedIn profile
In a separate excerpt from bodycam footage, Bidwill spoke to officers and claimed his wife was unhappy that he was not home when the carpet fitters arrived and reportedly beat him more than a hundred times and smashed a glass over his head.
Battered and covered in blood, he told one of the officers that his wife Nicole was in a “very bad mood” when the officer asked what had happened.
Video obtained by TMZ Sports shows Bidwill’s face blurred as the officer places a latex glove over his hand to soothe his injuries.
As Bidwill sat in the back of a patrol car, he raised a towel to his face to wipe away the blood as he regained his composure and spoke to police.
When police arrived, Bidwill Jr. said, “She was very upset with me,” according to TMZ Sports.
“I’m sitting on the couch and she’s yelling at me.” And I tried not to escalate it because she’s in a really bad mood.
He added: “And then she started hitting me and I just started defending myself.”
He said his wife was upset that he wasn’t home when the carpet fitters arrived earlier in the day.
While pouring himself a drink, he said his wife “snapped.”
He claimed she hit him about a hundred times with her hands… before picking up his cup and smashing it on him, causing it to shatter. TMZ reported.
He told police that he hit his wife’s arms in defense before escaping and calling 911.
During the call, Bidwill Jr. appeared out of breath as he told the operator that “a glass just broke over his head,” the news outlet reported.
He said his neighbor, a surgeon, examined his injuries and told dispatchers, “He doesn’t think it’s serious.”
Bill Bidwill Jr. served as vice president of the NFL team under his father’s leadership. But it appears he left the Cardinals’ front office when his father, Bill Sr., died in 2019
Bidwill Jr. served as vice president of the NFL team under his father’s leadership. But it appears he left the Cardinals’ front office when his father, Bill Sr., died in 2019.
For a time, Bill Jr. helped assume ownership responsibilities, but his brother Michael now owns the team and Bill Jr. is no longer involved.
The football team has been part of the family business since 1932. Bill Sr. co-owned the team with his brother Charles Jr. for ten seasons beginning in 1962 and was the sole owner from 1972 until his death in 2019.
The team reached the Super Bowl in 2009.