The Arizona Cardinals announced that running back Jonathan Dwyer has been placed on the reserve/non-injury list. The Cardinals will continue to pay Dwyer his contract of $730,000.
Jonathan Dwyer was deactivated on Wednesday after he was arrested on charges of domestic abuse and assault. To read more about Dwyer’s arrest click here.
In addition to the Cardinals placing Dwyer on the non-injury list, they also cut running back Chris Rainey from the practice squad according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.
The #Cardinals are releasing RB Chris Rainey from the practice squad, I’m told. He has a history of domestic violence.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 18, 2014
It looks like the Cardinals are making a strong stand against domestic abuse. Rainey, the former Florida Gator and Pittsburgh Steeler was accused of domestic with his girlfriend in 2013. Reports say he also pleaded guilty to a stalking charge while he attended the University of Florida.
By placing Jonathan Dwyer on the non-injury list and cutting Chris Rainey it looks like the Cardinals have made it clear that they do not tolerate such actions on their team.
In order to fill the void on Dwyer, the Cardinals re-signed running back Jalen Parmele. They also signed former Colts running back Kerwynn Williams to the practice squad.
The Cardinals have had a troubled past with former players getting into problems with the law. Since 2000, 12 Cardinals players have been arrested.
The Cardinals will try to look past the distraction of Jonathan Dwyer as they play in a big divisional game on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.
The team will look to go 3-0!
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