Arizona Cardinals Running Back Jonathan Dwyer Arrested For Head-butting His Wife
— Jonathan Dwyer (@JDwyer27) March 20, 2014
Sigh…when will it end? While Ray Rice’s seven-month domestic violence scandal has been at the forefront of the news, we know domestic violence is an issue that happens every day and effects people of all stations of life. And there have been no shortage of notable figures, especially athletes, being exposed for their heinous acts lately.
This week police say Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer broke his wife Kayla’s nose by head-butting her, the New York Daily News reports. Even worse: search-warrant records made public Tuesday say the July 21 argument came after Dwyer’s wife came to believe her husband was cheating.
According to the police report Dwyer, 25, hit his wife, 27, with a closed fist causing the injury. Neighbors in their heard a fight and called the police to their Phoenix, AZ apartment but police say Kayla hid in the bathroom until they left. The next day Dwyer allegedly threw his wife’s phone from the second floor of their home to prevent her from calling the police again and allegedly threw a shoe at their 17-month-old-son.
Dwyer was finally arrested last week after his wife admitted police her husband assaulted her on July 21 and 22. The day after his arrest, the Cardinals placed Dwyer on the reserve/non-football illness list, meaning he can’t play for Arizona again this season.The NFL has said the Dwyer case will be reviewed under the league’s personal-conduct policy.
Just last week, ESPN reported that “another woman” may have been the start of Ray and Janay Rice’s argument in that Atlantic City elevator that ended in her being knocked out and dragged out by him like a bag of trash. The publication reported that “According to two sources, the couple fought about the guest list for their upcoming wedding as well as text messages Rice had received that night from a young woman, a Ravens employee.”
We are over the violence and there is never any excuse for assault but the fact that these men are lashing out after allegedly cheating is just beyond.
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