OK, Moving On: Arizona Cardinals' Jonathan Dwyer Arrested For Domestic Violence (With Updates)
As first reported by Arizona TV anchor Tyler Baldwin, Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested for domestic violence today, stemming from two incidents involving both a woman and a child. According to WPEC CBS-12 News, the charges are aggravated assault and preventing someone from calling 911.
Jonathan Dwyer escorted to jail. Police: when his wife tried 911 after alleged incident he threw phone off 2nd floor pic.twitter.com/DdNa5r34Eq
— Jared Dillingham (@JaredDillingham) September 18, 2014
Wow. Dwyer, 25, is a backup running back for the Cardinals. He has 51 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries over two games this season. He signed with Arizona during this past offseason after four seasons with the Steelers.
Dwyer was involved in two separate situations in July, according to Fox Sports 1. The victims are listed as a 27-year-old female and an 18-month-old child. Dwyer is married with one child.
The Cardinals reacted quickly to the arrest, the team announced that Dwyer has been deactivated for this week's game against the 49ers.
"We became aware of these allegations this afternoon when notified by Phoenix police and are cooperating fully," the team said in a statement. "Given the serious nature of the allegations we have taken the immediate step to deactivate Jonathan from all team activities. We will continue to closely monitor this as it develops and evaluate additional information as it becomes available."
Darnell Dockett does not approve!
Arizona Pro Bowler Darnell Dockett tweets after arrest of teammate Jonathan Dwyer (Dockett out for season w/ACL tear) pic.twitter.com/t7lMPguJcE
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) September 18, 2014
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