Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals was arrested on domestic violence charges Wednesday, the latest in a string of NFL public relations nightmares.
Not even 24 hours before Dwyer’s arrest, the Minnesota Vikings banned Adrian Peterson, a star running back facing child abuse charges, indefinitely.
The Carolina Panthers recently did the same with Greg Hardy, a defensive end who is currently appealing a domestic violence case of his own.
All of these cases arose, or at least made national news, following the stunning release of the Ray Rice video in which he knocks out his now-wife.
Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended by the NFL, which has been under heavy criticism for its handling of that case and others.
The Phoenix police, in a statement, said detectives arrested Dwyer, a running back, in Tempe on charges of aggravated assault in a domestic violence case.
The investigation stemmed from two separate episodes at his home in July.