And another one…SMFH
Cardinals Running Back Jonathan Dwyer Arrested For Domestic Abuse
The Arizona Cardinals say they first learned of the domestic abuse accusations against backup running back Jonathan Dwyer on Wednesday afternoon.
By evening, citing “the serious nature of these allegations,” the team had deactivated Dwyer from all team activities.
The quick reaction came with the backdrop of intense criticism of the NFL’s handling of a spate of such cases.
Dwyer, led to the jail in handcuffs on Wednesday, was charged with three counts, including “aggravated assault causing a fracture” involving the unidentified 27-year-old victim.
Police said they were carrying out a search warrant of Dwyer’s residence in pursuit of more evidence.
The 25-year-old player denied committing any assault, police said.
Here’s how it all went down according to the cops:
Authorities depicted a stormy relationship between Dwyer and the woman that escalated into violence on July 21, four days before the Cardinals reported to training camp.
Neighbors heard a fight and called police, who showed up at the residence but left without making an arrest because Dwyer hid in the bathroom, and the woman said she was the only one at the home, Sgt. Trent Crump said.
“She said she was in an argument on the phone only,” Crump said.
The next day, Crump said, Dwyer snatched the woman’s cellphone and threw it from the second floor of their residence to prevent her from calling police about another dispute.
Crump confirmed there was an allegation that Dwyer threw a shoe at or toward the couple’s 18-month-old son. Crump said he couldn’t elaborate on it.
Crump said the woman moved out of state with the child, but came forward last week and provided police with information about her injuries and text messages indicating Dwyer “was going to harm himself because of what had been going on.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is already having the worst month ever, he better get this one right.
Apparently these ballers aren’t learning anything from their peers so the message bears repeating: KEEP YOUR MUHFUGGIN HANDS TO YOURSELF!
See more pics of Jonathan and his wife Kayla in happier times.
Image via AP