Just hours after The Arizona Cardinals deactivated running back Jonathan Dwyer for head-butting his wife, the team released running back Chris Rainey.
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer is the latest violent NFL player to be arrested for domestic abuse. The 25-year-old Marietta, Georgia native allegedly head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, NBC New York reports.
Carolina Panthers’ defensive end Greg Hardy is the latest casualty of the NFL’s strict new policy on domestic abuse. Hardy, 28, was placed on something called the Commissioner’s exempt list, meaning he is suspended with pay until his legal problems are resolved.
Sporting goods giant Nike has dropped disgraced football player Adrian Peterson from an endorsement contract after initially standing by the accused child abuser.
After intense political and financial pressure, the Minnesota Vikings has suspended child abuser Adrian Peterson indefinitely. The Vikings reactivated Peterson on Monday after he was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse in Houston on Friday.
Users of the popular social media giant Twitter.com criticized NFL officials for forcing injured quarterback Robert Griffin III to turn his religious t-shirt inside out before meeting the press.
Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman held a press conference today to announce the team’s decision to reactivate child abuser Adrian Peterson. Spielman stressed that the team did not condone child abuse, and that Peterson — who was arrested Friday for child abuse — should be allowed due process under the law.
But he also said: “We feel strongly as an organization that this [was] disciplining a child.”