Arizona RB Jonathan Dwyer Arrested For Domestic Violence

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 | 0


The NFL just can’t seem to shake its highly (and apparently frequent) negative connection with domestic violence.

On a day when Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy were placed on the Exempt/Commissioner’s list for pending cases concerning child abuse and domestic violence, respectively, Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has reportedly been arrested for domestic violence.

Tyler Baldwin reported the story this evening:

Apparently Dwyer was charged with aggravated assault and preventing someone from calling 911 during the incident, where he allegedly head-butted and punched his wife after she resisted his sexual advances. He also allegedly hit his 17-month-old son with a shoe the next day.  Dwyer is also allegedly involved in a second domestic violence incident stemming from July.

In the wake of the Peterson and Rice scandals, NFL teams can obviously ill afford to be associated with domestic violence (not that could before), so the team was quick to declare Dwyer inactive for Week 2’s game against the San Francisco 49ers.

According to the Cardinals’ official team website, Dwyer was then placed on the reserved/non-football illness list, effectively ending his season and giving the team the option not to pay him. However, the team has decided to do so.

Regardless, another instance of domestic violence has spelled the end of the season for another player. With more and more players seeing harsh consequences for reportedly failing to keep their anger in control, is domestic violence an epidemic that the NFL must stop now before it gets further out of control?

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Both an avid NFL fan and analyst, I’ve been following professional football since the late 1980s. I’m also an avid fantasy football player with several league victories under my belt. Check out my NFL articles on TSM for the latest NFL news, highlights, predictions, and more.

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