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NFL Player Jonathan Dwyer Charged in Domestic Violence Case

In yet another bad press day for the NFL, one more football player has been accused of domestic violence.

Jonathan Dwyer, a running back for the Arizona Cardinals, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault, after being accused of head-butting and punching his wife and throwing a shoe at his young son, according to ESPN.

Although Dwyer was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 17, the incidents under investigation took place in July at his home in Phoenix. The initial incident, according to police, occurred after Dwyer "attempted to kiss and undress his wife," ESPN reports. After she refused, an argument began in which Dwyer head-butted his wife, breaking her nose.

Police then showed up at their apartment after getting a call about the argument, but no arrest was made at the time because Dwyer hid in the bathroom and his wife told police he wasn't home because he threatened to kill himself if she revealed the assault.

The following day, according to ESPN, Dwyer punched his wife in the face as well as threw a shoe at his 17-month-old son, who was not injured.

Dwyer's wife and son have since left the state after the incidents, but she spoke to police last week after Dwyer allegedly sent her suicidal texts.

While Dwyer has admitted to hiding in the bathroom during the incident in July and sending suicidal threats, he denied committing assault and said he didn't hurt his son.

He has since been freed on bail and deactivated from all team activities with the Cardinals. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 26.

Photo via AZCentral.com

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