It what continues to be an on-going saga, another NFL player has been charged with accusations of domestic violence.
According to Phoenix police, Jonathan Dwyer, 25, an Arizona Cardinals backup running back was just arrested for allegations of domestic abuse. According to a press release from the team, the Cardinals have deactivated Dwyer after hearing of news of the arrest.
The Phoenix Police Department’s announcement allege the two incidents occurred on consecutive days during late July, but were reported just last week. The statement went on to say that detectives interviewed Dwyer once the allegations were made, and that Dwyer “admitted to the incidents, however, denied any physical assaults.” The two victims involved were a 27-year-old woman and an 19-month-old child.
Dwyer was booked on one count of aggravated assault for causing a fracture, one count of aggravated assault that involved a minor, two counts of criminal damage, one count of preventing use of a phone in an emergency, and assault. He is being held at the Maricopa County Jail.
Cardinals Contact by Police
According to the Cardinals, the police made them aware of the allegations.
Fourth NFL Player this Week
Dwyer is the fourth NFL player making headlines for domestic violence allegations this week. Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings and Greg Hardy of the Carolina Panthers, have both taken paid leave from their teams in order to focus on their pending legal cases. Petersen is facing charges of child abuse. Hardy has been convicted of misdemeanor assault charges, but has been granted the opportunity to have a new trial in front of a jury. Running back Ray Rice has been suspended indefinitely following the release of video showing him attacking his then fiancé, and now wife. Rice is now appealing the suspension.
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Source: CNN, Arizona Cardinals player arrested on domestic violence allegations, September 17, 2014
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