Jonathan Dwyer Charged With Hitting His Wife


Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been formally charged with assaulting his wife during two arguments in July.

An indictment publicly released late Friday charges Dwyer with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors, including assault, criminal damage and disorderly conduct.

Investigators say Jonathan Dwyer broke his wife’s nose with a head-butt during a July 21 argument and engaged in a dispute the following day in which he punched his wife and threw a shoe at his then-17-month-old son, who wasn’t injured.

Jonathan Dwyer was booked on September 17 on suspected aggravated assault on his son but the indictment doesn’t charge him with any crimes related to the child.

A message left for Jared Allen, an attorney representing Jonathan Dwyer, wasn’t immediately returned Monday.

Police say the first dispute between the couple erupted after Dwyer’s wife learned about his recent phone contact with another woman and came to believe her husband was cheating.

The arrest came at a time when the NFL was taking blows left and right, over a series of violent off-the-field encounters involving it’s players, including Ray Rice, reg Hardy and Adrian Peterson.

"“The NFL has said the Dwyer case will be reviewed under the league’s personal conduct policy. The day after his arrest, the Cardinals placed Dwyer on the reserve/non-football illness list, meaning he can’t play for Arizona again this season.An Oct. 6 status conference has been scheduled for Dwyer.”"

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