Arizona Cardinals RB Charged with Domestic Assault

Jonathan Dwyer Mug Shot

Arizona Cardinals Running Back – Jonathan Dwyer was arrested and charged with domestic violence with assault after police found probable cause in a report that was filed Sept. 11th 2014.

The claim indicates that Dwyer,25, allegedly assaulted his 27-year-old wife and their 18-month-old child at their home in Phoenix, AZ. Dwyer’s wife then left the home with the child.

Jonathan Dwyer Getting Arrested

Dwyer was interviewed by police where he acknowledged the incidents but denied any physical assaults. Dwyer was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on 1 count of aggravated assault causing a fracture, 1 count of aggravated assault involving a minor, 2 counts of criminal damage, 1 count of preventing the use of a phone in an emergency, and assault.

The Arizona Cardinals has deactivated Dwyer from the roster and released the following statement:

“Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated assault for incidents that took place in July and the Cardinals have deactivated him from all team activities.
The full statement from the team:
“We became aware of these allegations this afternoon when notified by Phoenix police and are cooperating fully.
“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.”
Given the climate in the NFL right now, the arrest — stemming from an incident with Dwyer, a woman and an 18-month child — didn’t take long to make national news. Dwyer was in the locker room prior to practice, so the arrest happened after that. According to, police took an incident report last week and have been gathering information. Police said Dwyer was accused of aggravated assault “over a fracture” as well as an allegation of assault involving a minor and preventing the use of a phone during an emergency in two separate incidents on back to back days this summer.”

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