Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested in domestic violence, deactivated

The Arizona Cardinals have deactivated running back Jonathan Dwyer after he was arrested for domestic violence this week.

“We became aware of these allegations this afternoon when notified by Phoenix police and are cooperating fully,” the Cardinals 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 allegedly was involved in an incident with his wife in July.

According to reports, the wife kept records of her injuries.

KTAR in Phoenix reported that Dwyer was pulled of practice and questioned by police.

He was charged with aggravated assault and preventing someone from calling 911 in a domestic violence incident.

Dwyer has rushed for 51 yards on 16 carries in two games.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.