Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated assault for incidents that took place in July and the Cardinals have deactivated him from all team activities.
The full statement from the team:
“We became aware of these allegations this afternoon when notified by Phoenix police and are cooperating fully.
“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.”
Given the climate in the NFL right now, the arrest — stemming from an incident with Dwyer, a woman and an 18-month child — didn’t take long to make national news. Dwyer was in the locker room prior to practice, so the arrest happened after that. According to azcentral.com, police took an incident report last week and have been gathering information. Police said Dwyer was accused of aggravated assault “over a fracture” as well as an allegation of assault involving a minor and preventing the use of a phone during an emergency in two separate incidents on back to back days this summer.
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