Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer has been out of the NFL for several weeks since his arrest for assaulting his wife.
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Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer pleaded not guilty on Monday to aggravated assault after being accused of assaulting his wife during two arguments at their Phoenix apartment.
Investigators have said Dwyer broke his wife’s nose with a head-butt during a July 21 argument, and the next day punched her and threw a shoe at his 17-month-old son, who wasn’t injured.
Dwyer was initially booked on suspicion of aggravated assault against his son but was not indicted on that allegation.
His wife told authorities the first assault occurred after she learned about Dwyer’s recent phone contact with another woman.
”Jonathan Dwyer is a very good man,” Robert Feinberg, one of Dwyer’s attorneys, said outside of court. ”Mr. Dwyer has never before been accused of any wrongdoing, of any type, in the criminal sphere.”