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Cardinals RB Dwyer to appear in court Wednesday

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for a pretrial conference in a criminal case in which he’s charged with assaulting his wife during arguments last summer at their apartment.

Dwyer has pleaded not guilty to felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors, including assault.

Investigators have said Dwyer broke his wife’s nose with a head-butt during a July 21 argument, and the next day punched her.

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.

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