Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer arrested on domestic-violence charges

The dark cloud hanging over the NFL doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon. After what many consider to be the worst two weeks in the NFL’s existence, more news has hit the airwaves that might prove that statement true.

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been charged with aggravated assault that involved a 27-year-old female as well as an 18-month-old child. He has been deactivated from all team activities.

The Cardinals management became aware of the situation this afternoon and released a statement through ESPN.

“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.”

With the scrutiny the NFL has been facing over the handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case and more recently the Adrian Peterson child abuse scandal, the Jonathan Dwyer situation is only adding more fuel to the fire.

As the season is entering its third week, one can’t help but start to question not only the players but the league itself.

According to KTAR NEWS, Dwyer was pulled from practice and taken into Phoenix police headquarters for questioning. He has a son who was born August of 2013 and a wife that’s 27, but confirmation on the individuals have not been disclosed.

The child and female reportedly fled Arizona in July, and charges were not filed until last Thursday. In between that time and now, the Phoenix police have been gathering information.

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.”

Earlier Wednesday, the Carolina Panthers placed defensive end Greg Hardy on the exempt list as he faces his own domestic charges.