Arizona Cardinals Running Back Jonathan Dwyer Arrested for Assault

September 17, 2014
Categories: Sports

Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer Arrested for Assault

Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer Arrested for Assault – Jonathan Dwyer, the running back for the Arizona Cardinals, has been arrested and booked on two accounts of aggravated assault involving a minor (his 18 month old child) and a 27 year old woman (one of them involving a bone fracture), criminal damage, and stopping someone from using the phone during an emergency and assault.

Dwyer is currently awaiting trial at Maricopa County Jail and does not want to be interviewed by the media. The victims have not yet been identified by authorities.

The incidents happened back in July, but were reported on September 11th. Since then the investigation has been underway; police have issued a search warrant on Dwyer’s residence.

A statement from the Arizona Cardinals said in response to the accusations:

“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.”

Dwyer’s alleged assault is one of many cases the NFL has been dealing with in the last few weeks. A video of Ray Rice punching his fiance (now his wife) in an elevator surfaced last week, and Adrian Peterson was indicted for felony child abuse after spanking his son with a switch.