Jonathan Dwyer pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and been placed on probation in a case stemming from alleged assaults on his wife during arguments at their apartment last year.

Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman Vincent Funari says Dwyer on Thursday pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to 18 months of probation plus community service.

The 27-year-old Dwyer on Monday pleaded not guilty to felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors charges, including disorderly conduct.

Investigators previously alleged that Dwyer broke his wife's nose during a July 21 argument and punched her the following day.

After Dwyer's arrest in September, the Cardinals placed him on the reserve/non-football illness list. That meant he couldn't play for Arizona again during the 2014 season.

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