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GUILTY! Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer pleads guilty to disorderly conduct; allegedly punching wife


Posted On: January 29, 2015 | By Tamara N. Holder
Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested for allegedly punching wife in the face (photo courtesy of AP)

Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested for allegedly punching wife in the face (photo courtesy of AP)

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Update Jan. 29th, 2014

In a plea agreement, Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer pleads guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct and is sentenced to 18 months probation in Maricopa County, AZ. The original allegation was that he head-butted his wife and broke her nose.

Update October 7th, 2014:

Dwyer’s next court appearance is November 20th.

UPDATE, September 29, 2014:

According to the AP/ESPN, Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer was indicted late Friday, September 26th, 2014 for felony aggravated assault and 8 misdemeanors. The indictment is only related to two alleged fights with his wife in July. Previous reports reports mention that Dwyer threw a shoe at his young son but the grand jury did not hand up an indictmement for this alleged offense.

Originally posted September 17 2014:

Another NFL player has been arrested for domestic violence. The latest, on September 17th, was Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer:

According to the Associated Press:

“Police say Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer broke his wife’s nose with a head-butt during an argument that began after she learned about his recent phone contact with another woman. Search-warrant records made public Tuesday say the July 21 argument came after Dwyer’s wife came to believe her husband was cheating. Dwyer was arrested last week after his wife told police her husband assaulted her on July 21 and 22 at their Phoenix apartment.”

According to ESPN:

“In the first encounter, police say Dwyer attempted to kiss and undress his wife, but she refused. Someone who heard the argument called police, who showed up at the apartment but did not make an arrest. Dwyer hid in a shower and his wife said she hadn’t been assaulted and denied he was in the home because the running back threatened to kill himself in front of her and their child if she told police about the assault, police said. The next day, Dwyer punched his wife in the face and threw a shoe at her and instead struck their 17-month-old son, whom she was holding, police said. The child wasn’t injured. As his wife tried to call police, Dwyer grabbed her cellphone and threw it down from the apartment’s second story, police said.”

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 9th, 2014.


Categories: COURT CALL | Crime | Domestic Violence | NFL

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