Cardinals running back Jonathan Dywer was arrested in Arizona on Wednesday on charges related to domestic violence. Dwyer has been charged with aggravated assault and preventing someone from calling 911, the CBS Evening News has reported.
Dwyer was involved in two separate situations in July, according to the Arizona Republic. The victims are listed as a 27-year-old female and an 18-month-old child. Dwyer is married with one child.
The two altercations allegedly took place on July 21 and July 22 and Dwyer is facing a total of five charges: one count of aggravated assault causing a fracture, one count of aggravated assault involving a minor, two counts of criminal damage and one count of preventing someone from calling 911.
Police actually responded to Dwyer's home after the July 21 incident because Dwyer's neighbors had reported a disturbance. Dwyers wife answer the door that night and conviced police that she had gotten into a verbal dispute with Dwyer and that there was no need for authorities to intervene.
The Cardinals reacted quickly to the arrest. The team announced that Dwyer has been deactivated for this week's game against the 49ers.
"We became aware of these allegations this afternoon when notified by Phoenix police and are cooperating fully," the team said in a statement. "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."
Dwyer's arrest comes on the same day that the Panthers placed defensive end Greg Hardy on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list. Hardy, who's awaiting a jury trial on domestic violence charges, won't be able to participate in any team activities until his legal issues are resolved.
"Because domestic violence and sexual assault are broad societal issues, we have engaged leading experts to provide specialized advice and guidance in ensuring that the NFL's programs reflect the most current and effective approaches," Goodell wrote in a memo.
Dwyer's arrest comes on the heels of two other notable situations in the NFL.
Former Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended indefinitely on Sept. 8 after TMZ released a video showing Rice punching his wife in an elevator in Atlantic City, N.J. The NFLPA is currently appealing that suspension on Rice's behalf.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is also on indefinite leave. Peterson was indicted on charges of "reckless or negligent injury to a child" in Texas on Sept. 12. On Wednesday, the team announced that Peterson would be placed on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list. Like Hardy, Peterson won't be able to participate in any team activities until his legal issues are resolved.