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Jonathan Dwyer's booking photo following his arrest for domestic abuse at the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office on Sept. 17, 2014.
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Updated 9:19 a.m.

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was released from jail Thursday morning after he posted bail following an arrest on domestic violence charges, the Associated Press reports.

The Cardinals deactivated Dwyer from all team activities Wednesday following the arrest. Dwyer was reportedly arrested at the Cardinals training facility on suspicion of aggravated assault. The Cardinals said in a statement Wednesday they will “continue to closely monitor” the incident.

The incident Dwyer was arrested for occurred in July and allegedly involves a woman and an 18-month-old child, Phoenix police said in a statement, but investigators reported the incident last week. The details of the relationship between Dwyer and the victim are not immediately clear, though police said the two lived together.

The Cardinals’ immediate response to the 25-year-old’s arrest stands in stark contrast to the widely criticized handling of other player assault allegations in the last few weeks by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and other league teams.


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