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Black Arizona Cardinals Running Back Jonathan Dwyer arrested for Ag Assault for Head-Butting His Wife and Breaking Her Nose, After She Refused His Sexual Advances, and Punching Her in the Face the Next Day

 

Jonathan Dwyer and wife Kayla Tobin Dwyer
 

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Thanks to reader-researcher A Texas Reader, who remarked,

NFL: Negro Football League.
 

Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife after she refused sex, police say
September 18, 2014, 12:07 P.M.
Last Updated Sep 18, 2014 1:00 P.M. EDT
CBS/AP

PHOENIX -- Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.

The details surfaced in a law enforcement report a day after Dwyer was arrested on aggravated assault charges and deactivated from all team activities. He spent a night in jail and made a brief court appearance before being released early Thursday.

CBS affiliate KPHO-TV reports that Dwyer was released about 5 a.m. Thursday morning on $25,000 bond. He mumbled something to reporters, and when asked if he would play football again, he said, "I will."

He then got into a taxi and was driven away.

The arrest came at a time when the NFL and its commissioner are under fire over a series of violent off-the-field encounters involving some of the league's marquee players, including Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy. The Cardinals have deactivated Dwyer from all team activities.

Dwyer was arrested Wednesday for investigation in two altercations that occurred on July 21 and 22 at his Phoenix residence, just days before the Cardinals reported to training camp. His wife left the state after the incidents, but came forward a week ago after Dwyer apparently sent suicidal text messages including a photo of a knife.

In the first encounter, police say Dwyer attempted to kiss and undress his wife, but she refused. Someone who heard the argument reported the assault to police, who showed up at the apartment but did not make an arrest. Dwyer hid in a bathroom and the wife 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 with a closed fist on the left side of her face, according to police. He also punched walls and threw a shoe at his 17-month-old son, who was not injured.

As his wife tried to call police, Dwyer grabbed her cellphone and threw it down from the home's second story. Witnesses told police that Dwyer's wife said, "I'm calling the police" as she held her swollen face and clutched her son.

During his police interview, Dwyer acknowledged hiding in the bathroom when police responded to the first argument and sending a photo of a knife with suicidal threats. Dwyer denied committing an assault, though he acknowledged that he punched walls in his home, threw a phone and that his wife bit his lip during the disputes, according to the police report. As he was released from jail Thursday, he said he never hurt his son.

The NFL has been jolted by domestic violence issues since a videotape surfaced that showed former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City, New Jersey, elevator.

Then Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on felony child-abuse charges for using a tree branch, or "switch," to discipline his 4-year-old son.

On Wednesday, the Carolina Panthers decided that star defensive end Greg Hardy won't play any more games for the team until his domestic violence case is resolved. Hardy was convicted of assault on a female and communicating threats after the victim said the 6-foot-4, 275-pound player threw her in the bathtub and onto a sofa covered with guns before threatening to kill her. Hardy is appealing the ruling.

The Dwyer arrest adds to the pressure on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, whose handling of the Rice case has been widely criticized.

Rice was originally suspended for two games, then banned indefinitely after the video surfaced of his attack in the casino elevator.

This is the second domestic violence case involving a Cardinals player. Inside linebacker Daryl Washington pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend and is serving a year of supervised probation. Washington hasn't been penalized by the NFL for the offense but is suspended for this season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Dwyer was booked on counts that include aggravated assault causing a fracture and involving a minor, criminal damage, and preventing the use of a phone in an emergency.

Dwyer signed with the Cardinals this year and was their second-string running back after spending the last four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He scored a touchdown last week in Arizona's victory over the New York Giants.

His best year for Pittsburgh was 2012 when injuries depleted the team's backfield in the middle of the season. Dwyer filled in and had 100-yard-plus games in consecutive weeks.

Dwyer, from Marietta, Georgia, was a sixth-round draft pick of the Steelers out of Georgia Tech in 2010.


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

These colored athletes have such a preference for either the whitey wimmens or the very light skinned [and with whitey features too] colored wimmens.

Anonymous said...

Head butting her and breaking her nose was just the tip of the iceberg. Reading this article the offenses were much more pronounced and numerous.

Anonymous said...

I remember in the aftermath of the OJ trial that one of the negro jurors smiled when asked about the domestic abuse to Nicolle and said "that is what goes on in these relationships"

Once you go black you don't go back.

Anonymous said...

SOMEONE IN THE COLORED COMMUNITY IS GOING TO SUGGEST THAT THIS IS A CONSPRIACY. ONLY BLACK PLAYERS ARE BEING PUNISHED AND MADE SCAPEGOATS.

Anonymous said...

This Goddell is being blamed and is on the hot seat. HE did nothing wrong. It is THEY that have done wrong.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully, they have had no keeds together.