Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Dwyer arrested for domestic violence

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Phoenix — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on charges of domestic violence and preventing someone from calling 911, Phoenix police said Wednesday.

Details of the investigation have not yet been released.

Detectives from the Phoenix Police Department’s South Mountain precinct took Dwyer into custody at 8050 South Point Parkway.

Wednesday’s development comes as the NFL is embroiled in several off-field incidents. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in suburban Houston with felony child abuse after allegedly swatting his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch.

And former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has appealed his indefinite suspension for an alleged domestic violence incident involving his then-fiancee at an Atlantic City casino in February.

According to the Arizona Cardinals’ website, Dwyer originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick (188th overall) of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2010 NFL Draft.

He signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent on March 12, 2014.

Source: KPHO

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