Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested earlier tonight for involvement in a domestic dispute and the Cardinals wasted little time in taking action. The club announced that they have deactivated the 25-year-old.
“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,” the statement read, according to Craig Morgan of FOX Sports (on Twitter).
The early facts of the case, as you might imagine, are rather ugly. The Phoenix police department confirmed to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports (via Twitter links) that the charges stemmed from two incidents in July involving two victims – a 27-year-old female and an 18-month-old child. Police say Dwyer has admitted to the incidents taking place but has denied the physical assaults.