Yesterday, we told you that yet another NFL player had been arrested for domestic violence. Now, details about the disturbing allegations are being revealed.
According to the New York Daily News, Arizona Cardinals star Jonathan Dwyer is accused of terrorizing his wife for nearly two days in July after she brushed off his sexual advances. Dwyer’s wife said that when he tried kissing and undressing her, she responded by biting him on the lip, which resulted in a physical altercation. The following day, she alleges that he punched her on the left side of her face with a closed fist. She adds that he also allegedly began beating on the walls in their home and tossed a shoe at their 18-month-old son. Thankfully, police say that the child was not injured during the rampage, but according to ABC News, Dwyer’s wife alleges that she sustained a broken nose when he headbutted her.
After the second alleged assault, police say that Dwyer’s wife left Arizona; however, she returned one week later after receiving suicidal text messages from her husband. Investigators say that he even sent over a photo of a knife. It’s also alleged that he threatened to take his life in front of their son. As previously reported, although the incidents are said to have occurred in July, they were not reported until September 11.
Dwyer was arrested Wednesday and was released from jail by Thursday on $25,000 bond. The 25-year-old was also ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device and is prohibited from traveling outside of Arizona. He has been deactivated from all team activities due to “the serious nature of these allegations,” but will continue to collect a weekly check of $730,000 under his contract. He continues to deny allegations that he assaulted his wife.