Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested yesterday for domestic violence against his wife and his one-year-old child. The assault took place in Arizona over a two day period in July. His wife, who suffered a broken bone in the incident, didn’t report it to authorities until September 11.
Is this just the way things are now in the NFL? Players abuse women and children and we had better just get used to it?
It almost feels that way. The NFL has always had its fair share of criminals. Now that the league is comprised of 32 teams, it stands to reason that with more players, there are going to be more violent criminals.
Why did his wife wait so long to report the assaults, especially since she had the physical evidence of a broken bone? This Titter tweet might have had something to do with it:
@maryebrennan that's bc we can't talk like that all of us don't support domestic violets but we can't dog nobody
— Jonathan Dwyer (@JDwyer27) September 9, 2014
This was made two days before she went to authorities. That seems more than a coincidence to me.