Cardinals' Jonathan Dwyer formally charged with hitting wife

Jonathan Dwyer
Posted at 4:23 PM, Sep 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-29 16:23:00-04

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been formally charged with assaulting his wife in two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment.

An indictment publicly released late Friday charges Dwyer with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors.

Investigators say Dwyer broke his wife's nose during a July 21 argument and engaged in a dispute the following day in which he punched his wife and threw a shoe at his 17-month-old son, who wasn't injured.

Dwyer had been booked on suspicion of assaulting his son, but the indictment doesn't charge him with crimes related to the child.

Prosecutors say it's not unusual for grand juries to return a slightly different charges than those initially brought in a case.

A message left for Dwyer attorney Jared Allen wasn't immediately returned Monday.