Dwyer appears in court for hearing in assault case
By Christina O'Haver
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer is due back in court in January after being charged with assaulting his wife last summer.
Dwyer appeared in court for a hearing on Wednesday. His attorney declined to comment.
Dwyer has pleaded not guilty to felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors.
Investigators say Dwyer broke his wife's nose with a head-butt during a July 21 argument then punched her the next day.
He was arrested in September as the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell came under fire amid a series of off-the-field encounters involving some marquee players, including Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy.
The day after his arrest, the Cardinals placed Dwyer on the reserve/non-football illness list, meaning he can't play for Arizona again this season.