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Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer to be arraigned on charges he assaulted wife

  • FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2014, file photo, Phoenix police officers escort Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer,  to the 4th Avenue Jail following his arrest in Phoenix. Dwyer is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, Oct. 6, 2014,  on charges that he assaulted his wife during two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment.   (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski, File)  MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

    FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2014, file photo, Phoenix police officers escort Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, to the 4th Avenue Jail following his arrest in Phoenix. Dwyer is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, on charges that he assaulted his wife during two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski, File) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this July 26, 2014, file photo, Arizona Cardinals' Jonathan Dwyer runs on the field during the first day of NFL football training camp in Glendale, Ariz. Dwyer is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Phoenix, on charges that he assaulted his wife during two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    FILE - In this July 26, 2014, file photo, Arizona Cardinals' Jonathan Dwyer runs on the field during the first day of NFL football training camp in Glendale, Ariz. Dwyer is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Phoenix, on charges that he assaulted his wife during two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)  (The Associated Press)

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges that he assaulted his wife during two arguments in July at their Phoenix apartment.

Dwyer is expected to enter a plea on charges of felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors, including assault, criminal damage and disorderly conduct.

Investigators say Dwyer broke his wife's nose with a head-butt 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.

He has denied that he committed assault.

Dwyer had been booked on Sept. 17 on suspicion of aggravated assault against his son, but the player's indictment doesn't charge him with any crimes related to the child.