- Dwyer posted a $25,000 cash bond and was released from custody early Thursday morning.
Police reportedly responded to a disturbance call from neighbors on July 21. Dwyer’s wife answered the door and told officers that Dwyer that they had a verbal argument and he was not at the house.
According to police records, the incident involved Dwyer trying to kiss his wife and remove her clothing. However, she told Dwyer to stop multiple times and even bit his lip to prevent his advances. Police say Dwyer responded by head-butting his wife and ultimately fracturing her nose.
However, police believe Dwyer was at the house, but was hiding in the bathroom.
“They were convinced that the fight was verbal (and) that was called in by a third party,” Sgt. Trent Crump said. “She convinced them of that while he was hiding in the home.”
- Dwyer is believed to have thrown the woman’s cellphone from the second floor of their home during another fight that occurred just a day later.
- Dwyer’s wife suffered a broken bone during the assault and a show was thrown toward their 1-year-old child.
- According to the report, Dwyer reportedly threatened to harm himself on the night the incident as an attempt to prevent his wife from contacting police.
- Dwyer has already admitted his involvement in these incidents, but has denied the allegations of physical abuse.
Dwyer is facing charges of: one count of aggravated assault causing a fracture, one count of aggravated assault involving a minor, one count of assault, two counts of criminal damage, and one count of preventing the use of a phone in an emergency.
- According to Garafolo, the two incidents occurred in July.
- Garafolo adds that the victims in this case include 27-year-old female and an 18-month old child.
- Dwyer is facing an account of aggravated assault involving a minor.
- Police have told Garafolo that Dwyer admitted to the incidents, but denied any physical assault.
The Cardinals have released a statement regarding the matter, per Craig Morgan:
“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.”
- Rapoport adds that Dwyer’s status remains unchanged at this point in time.
There are numerous reports out right now that conflict with one another, so we’ll keep updating the story as the news is available.
- According to McManus, the Cardinals have already deactivated him.
Dwyer is being questioned about an alleged fight that involved his wife from a while ago, according to Tyler Baldwin. Dwyer’s wife reportedly saved the records of the injuries she sustained in the incident.
The report adds that Dwyer was pulled from practice on Wednesday to answer questions from police and there is a chance he could be charged at some point.
— TylerBaldwin (@tylerbaldwin) September 17, 2014
As of now, there aren’t many details regarding what took place, but we’ll have updates posted as the news is available.
The NFL is dealing with a number of domestic violence cases since they recently announced their new policy. First-time offenders can face a six-game suspension under the new policy while a second offense could come with a year-long suspension.
Dwyer, 25, signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals worth $795,000 back in March. He’s listed as the team’s No. 2 running back and has received 16 carries for 51 yards and a touchdown over the course of two games.