Jonathan Dwyer pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and been placed on probation in a case stemming from alleged assaults on his wife during arguments at their apartment last year.

Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman Vincent Funari said Dwyer pleaded guilty Thursday to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to 18 months of probation plus community service.

County attorney's office spokesman Jerry Cobb said the misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge was reduced from a felony count of aggravated assault and that other misdemeanor charges against Dwyer were dismissed.

Dwyer had pleaded not guilty Monday.

Investigators previously alleged Dwyer broke his wife's nose during a July 21 argument and punched her the following day.

After Dwyer's arrest in September, the Cardinals placed him on the reserve/non-football illness list.

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