Monday October 6th, 2014

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of aggravated assault, as well as eight misdemeanors.

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Dwyer, who was arraigned Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court, is set to appear in court again on Nov. 20.

Authorities say Dwyer assaulted his wife during two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment. The altercation resulted in Dwyer’s wife suffering a broken nose after he allegedly headbutted her. Dwyer then punched her and threw a shoe at his 17-month-old son the next day, according to police. 

The charges do not indict him for any crimes related to the child.

The Cardinals placed Dwyer on the reserve/non-football illness list the day after he was arrested. The fifth-year back played in two games this season, totaling 51 yards on 16 carries, with one touchdown in his first season with Arizona.

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