Another day, another domestic violence arrest involving an NFL player. This one broke his wife's nose after she said she didn't want to have sex with him.
Yesterday, Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested by Phoenix police for head butting, and then punching his wife in the face, in addition to threatening their child and threatening to kill himself. The Cardinals have deactivated Dwyer and suspended him from team activities. Details of the incidents that prompted his arrest are pretty gross.
In the first encounter, police say Dwyer attempted to kiss and undress his wife, but she refused. Someone who heard the argument reported the assault to police, who showed up at the apartment but did not make an arrest. Dwyer hid in a bathroom and the wife denied he was in the home because the running back threatened to kill himself in front of her and their child if she told police about the assault, police said.
The next day, Dwyer punched his wife with a closed fist on the left side of her face, according to police. He also punched walls and threw a shoe at his 17-month-old son, who was not injured.
As his wife tried to call police, Dwyer grabbed her cellphone and threw it down from the home's second story. Witnesses told police that Dwyer's wife said, "I'm calling the police" as she held her swollen face and clutched her son.
According to the Post, Dwyer's wife left the state after the second incident, but returned after Dwyer sent her photos of a knife and said he was going to kill himself.
Real classy group of people you've got working for you, Roger Goodell.
If you're asking yourself what the fuck is going on with the NFL haven't been paying attention; the league has a long history of minimizing domestic violence. In fact, Dwyer isn't even the only Arizona Cardinal to have committed an act of domestic violence in the last year. Daryl Washington is currently serving a year of supervised probation after breaking the collarbone of the mother of his child. He's serving a one-year suspension — for using drugs.
It's tough for me to believe that a team full of men operating at the very peak of their physical level, who have trained hours a day for years to achieve their desired ends, are still somehow abjectly unable to control their emotions in the presence of a woman who won't listen to them.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the NFL had itself a fashion show. Bitches love clothes.
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