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Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer has been released on bond after his arrest in connection with domestic abuse allegations, authorities said Thursday.

 

The Cardinals deactivated Dwyer after news of the arrest, according to a news release from the team.

 

CNN's calls to the office of Dwyer's agent, Adisa Bakari, weren't immediately returned. An announcement from the Phoenix Police Department said two incidents allegedly occurred on consecutive days in late July. They were reported last week. Detectives interviewed Dwyer, and he "admitted to the incidents, however, denied any physical assaults," the police statement said.

 

According to a court document, the incident began the morning of July 21, when after a verbal argument with his wife at their Phoenix apartment, Dwyer allegedly tried to kiss his wife and remove her clothing.

She told him to stop several times, and "when he continued, she bit the defendant's lip. He head-butted her in the face, which she later learned had caused a nasal bone fracture."

 

A neighbor called police because of "the loud arguing," and when they arrived, Dwyer's wife told them that only she and her son were in the house, the document says. Dwyer acknowledged Wednesday that he was hiding in a bathroom at the time, according to police.

Dwyer's wife said that the running back texted a photo of a knife, saying he didn't want to live, and threatened to kill himself in front of her and her son if she told police about the assault, the document says.

 

On July 22, there was another argument, and Dwyer allegedly punched his wife on the left side of her face, according to the court document. "He also began punching the walls, causing visible damage. The defendant then picked up a shoe and threw it, striking their 17-month-old son in the stomach," it says. The child was not injured.

 

When his wife threatened to call police, Dwyer allegedly took her phone and threw it from their second-story residence, the document says. As his wife fled, witnesses heard her yell, "He f---ing hit me; I'm calling the police." Witnesses also reported seeing "swelling and discoloration" on the left side of her face, according to police.

 

Police said he was booked on one count of aggravated assault causing a fracture, one count of aggravated assault involving a minor, two counts of criminal damage, one count of preventing the use of a phone in an emergency, and assault.

The two victims were a 27-year-old woman and an 17-month-old child, police said.

 

 

 

http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/18/us/nfl-jonathan-dwyer-alleged-domestic-violence/

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Domestic violence happens all the time.  It happens a lot more among the general public than it does in the NFL.  It is rampant here where I live (shows up on my city crime tracker).  If everybody is now going to go ballistic everytime some athlete hyped up on steroids hits his SO or kid, then the news reports will never end.

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Domestic violence happens all the time. It happens a lot more among the general public than it does in the NFL. It is rampant here where I live (shows up on my city crime tracker). If everybody is now going to go ballistic everytime some athlete hyped up on steroids hits his SO or kid, then the news reports will never end.

I'd love to see your facts to back up your statement that it happens more among the general public than among NFL player's families. If you are talking about just the number of incidents per year, of course you are right, because there are billions of people in the world and only about 1500 NFL players.
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Thats what happens when you are in the front of all the papers and TV... Everyone is watching you more closely, therefore these reports will come out faster

thats the price they pay for playing the most popular game in the country. If they don't want the notoriety, they could always go work at Sonny's car wash.
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I'd love to see your facts to back up your statement that it happens more among the general public than among NFL player's families. If you are talking about just the number of incidents per year, of course you are right, because there are billions of people in the world and only about 1500 NFL players.

 

http://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2014/09/domestic_violence_crime_much_lower_among_nfl_players.html

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Please allow me to re-butt:

 

I feel lots of NFL player's domestic violence cases are unreported for two reasons.  The first reason is that the law, historically, has been very lenient to athletes and celebrities, traditionally looking the other way when they can.  If there is any wiggle room or a way to justify not reporting or arresting a star athlete, local police have traditionally found it.  

 

Secondly, with the salaries being so high, thinking wives will furrow their brows and realize "If I report this asshole puncher motherfucker and PR is bad, I won't get near as much alimony/child support after I divorce his ass because he won't be employable anymore.".  You take a guy making a million+ a year and divorce him, you get to live the lifestyle you are accustomed to.  You do that to a guy now stocking shelves at Target, you don't have a lifestyle, all because you didn't think before you settled shit.

 

So there you have it.

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