Kayla Dwyer: Pictures, Facts for Jonathan Dwyer Wife and Her Son Jonathan Jr. (+Age)

By Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 17, 2014 Updated: September 18, 2014

Kayla Tobin Dwyer is the wife of Jonathan Dwyer, who was arrested on Wednesday night and charged with assault.

Dwyer, a running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL, has been charged with aggravated assault and preventing someone from calling 911, among other charges.

The charges stem from two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.

Kayla is believed to have been the woman mentioned, and helped to bring the charges against her husband.

“Cards RB Jonathan Dwyer is currently being questioned about alleged fight with wife from a while ago. She saved the records of her injuries,” reported 3TV anchor Tyler Baldwin.

The couple appears to have a young child together, seen in some of Kayla’s Facebook pictures. That son, Jonathan Jr., may be the child in question.

Kayle and Jonathan married in September 2012. Dwyer said around then to the Pittsburgh Tribune: “Those two people are my motivation every day to do what I’ve got to do. They make me wake up every day and go work my butt off.” Kayla, 27, reportedly works as a flight attendant.

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Phoenix police officers escort Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, to the 4th Avenue Jail following his arrest, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)

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This Sept. 17, 2014 booking photo provided by the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff’s Office shows Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer. (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office)

Police said they were carrying out a search warrant of Dwyer’s residence in pursuit of more evidence.

Authorities depicted a stormy relationship between Dwyer and the woman that escalated into violence on July 21, four days before the Cardinals reported to training camp.

Neighbors heard a fight and called police, who showed up at the residence but left without making an arrest because Dwyer hid in the bathroom and the woman said no one else was at the home. “She said she was in an argument on the phone only,” said Sgt. Trent Crump.

The next day, Crump said Dwyer snatched the woman’s cellphone and threw it from the second floor of their residence to prevent her from calling police about another dispute.

Crump said the woman moved out of state with the child, but came forward last week and provided police with information about her injuries and text messages indicating Dwyer “was going to harm himself because of what had been going on.”

Dwyer was being booked into jail on counts that include aggravated assault causing a fracture and involving a minor, along with criminal damage and preventing the use of a phone in an emergency.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, which runs the jail, said Dwyer has refused all media interviews.

Dwyer, 25, signed with the Cardinals earlier this year and was their second-string running back after spending the last four years with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He scored a touchdown last week for the Cardinals in their win against the Giants.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.