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Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested on assault charges in latest issue for NFL

  • Phoenix police officers escort Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer,  to the 4th Avenue Jail following his arrest, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.(AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)  MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

    Phoenix police officers escort Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, to the 4th Avenue Jail following his arrest, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.(AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • This Sept. 17, 2014 booking photo provided by the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office shows Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer. Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players. (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

    This Sept. 17, 2014 booking photo provided by the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office shows Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer. Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players. (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sunday Sept. 14, 2014 file photo, Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer (20) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J.  Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday Sept. 14, 2014 file photo, Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer (20) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)  (The Associated Press)

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in late July involving a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old child.

Phoenix police announced the arrest Wednesday, the latest in the string of cases involving off-the-field violence by NFL players.

The Cardinals said they became aware of the situation on Wednesday and are cooperating with the investigation. He has been deactivated from all team activities.

Police say the victims are a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old child. One of the counts was "aggravated assault causing a fracture."