Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Now, It's Jonathan Dwyer's Turn To Face Police On Domestic Abuse/Assault Charges

((HT: KTAR Radio/ABC15))

We now have another football player in trouble with the law... this time in Phoenix...

Arizona Cardinals' running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested after allegations of domestic abuse against his wife from late July on back-to-back days. According to KTAR Radio the incidents happened like this:

"In the first, Kayla sustained a fracture. In the second incident, Dwyer allegedly threw a shoe at the couple's 18-month-old son."

Phoenix police say Dwyer was charged with "one count of aggravated assault causing a fracture, one count of aggravated assault involving a minor, two counts of criminal damage and 1 count of preventing the use of a phone in an emergency and assault."

Police maintain that after the two incidents in dispute, Dwyer's wife and 18-month-old child left the state of Arizona. Kayla Dwyer, apparently, called Phoenix police a week ago alleging Jonathan Dwyer tweeted her a photo of a knife and threatened to harm himself if she contacted the police.

According to Phoenix police when he was interviewed, Dwyer admitted to the incidents in late July, but denied any assaults of his wife and child.

Here's the early reports from Phoenix
Here's the statement from the team after Dwyer was escorted from their training facility: "Given the serious nature of the allegations we have taken the immediate step to deactivate Jonathan from all team activities." Team officials also said they will closely monitor the situation."

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