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Cardinals' Jonathan Dwyer becomes 3rd NFL player yanked over domestic violence charges on Wednesday

Wednesday was terrible for the National Football League, at least public-relations-wise. After the Minnesota Vikings gave in to pressure (especially from advertisers) and re-deactivated Adrian Peterson and the Carolina Panthers pulled defensive end Greg Hardy from their active roster, the Arizona Cardinals late Wednesday deactivated running back Jonathan Dwyer after police arrested him on charges of aggravated assault in a domestic violence case. Peterson and Hardy were also suspended due to charges of domestic violence.

Police in Maricopa County say that Dwyer denies the allegations of physical assault. He is accused of causing a fracture, assaulting a minor, and preventing the woman he allegedly beat from using a phone to call for help. The victims are reportedly a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old toddler.