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Jonathan Dwyer accused of assaulting wife and child, causing fracture

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Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested at the team facility on Wednesday after being questioned by Phoenix police regarding two alleged assaults.

Dwyer’s wife, who is 27, filed a report with police on Sept. 11 alleging she was assaulted by the running back on July 21 and 22. She also said their 18-month-old child was a victim.

Police were called to the home following the first incident after a neighbor reported a disturbance. Police came to the home and were convinced by the wife that the fight was verbal. They believe Jonathan was hiding in a bathroom until police left. In the second fight, police believe Dwyer threw his wife’s cell phone from the second story of their home and also threw a shoe at their child.

Dwyer was booked on one count of aggravated assault causing a fracture, one count of aggravated assault involving a minor, two counts of criminal damage and one count of preventing the use of a phone in an emergency assault.

Dwyer’s wife took their child and went out of state after the alleged assaults.

Dwyer reportedly acknowledged to police the incidents took place but denied the assaults. He has been deactivated by the Cardinals while under investigation.

Here is his mugshot:

Jonathan Dwyer mugshot

Photo: Twitter/12 News

Floyd Mayweather on Leonard Ellerbe: I’ve outgrown him

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Floyd Mayweather confirmed this week that there is an issue between him and longtime business manager Leonard Ellerbe.

Ellerbe, 49, has been a member of Mayweather’s staff for 18 years, but he did not serve as Floyd’s usual assistant trainer for the Marcos Maidana fight. In an interview published by FightHype.com on Wednesday, Mayweather confirmed there are issues between them.

“I think we’re just getting to a point where we’re outgrowing each other,” Mayweather told Fight Hype regarding his relationship with Ellerbe. “I think I just see things my way and I think he sees things in another way. For example, this time around when I went out and fought, my WBC and WBA titles in both weight classes were on the line and I didn’t approve of that at all. That’s something I didn’t approve of. Also, my daughter was sitting in the front row and her mother wasn’t sitting next to her, so the ticket arrangements were totally wrong.

“It just got to a point to where everyone wants to do what they want to do instead of communicating and compromising like we used to. We got to this point by us communicating and compromising. If I’m not mistaken, my dad wasn’t able to work [Andrew] Tabiti’s corner, his fighter. My dad, he got all his stuff, the things that he needed for the fight, extremely late. That’s just very unprofessional. There’s just a lot of other things within our team that’s just not right. Leonard wasn’t in my corner, so, you know, it’s not any hard feelings. It’s just people outgrow one another. I’m not mad at him. There’s no hard feeling like I hate the guy; not at all. No hard feelings whatsoever. People just outgrow one another, just like when people get a divorce. They’re no longer on the same page mentally.”

Mayweather is extremely demanding of the people on “The Money Team,” and he sounds dissatisfied with Ellerbe. He is also very controlling, so it’s not a surprise that his complaints either have to deal with things not running smoothly or control.

In the past, Ellerbe has been described as Mayweather’s personal assistant, administrative aide, and business manager. He is the current CEO of Mayweather Promotions.

In addition to his issues with Ellerbe, Mayweather used a different person to wrap his hands before the latest Maidana fight. Rafael Garcia, who usually wraps Mayweather’s hands, sounds like he is off “The Money Team.” Floyd also promised many changes to his team by the time he fights again in May and left us with this telling comment.

“Once people start making power moves without communicating with me, then I think it’s time for us to move our separate ways,” Maywather said.

Photo: Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

Jonathan Dwyer deactivated after arrest for alleged domestic violence

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Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on Wednesday for alleged aggravated assault, according to a few reports, and the team has already deactivated.

The Arizona Republic reports police say Dwyer was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault.

CBS evening news says Dwyer also prevented someone from calling 911.

ESPN’s Jane McManus says the NFL is investigating the matter and that the Cardinals have already deactivated the back.

Larry Brown Sports called Phoenix police to confirm the arrest and charges. Police were directing inquiries to a public information email because they were being inundated with phone calls and media requests regarding the arrest. We will have more information as it becomes available.

Dwyer was a sixth-round pick by the Steelers in 2010. This is his first season with the Cardinals. He has 51 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries through two games.

Brett Hundley status update for Arizona State game won’t be known until kickoff

Brett Hundley UCLABrett Hundley injured his elbow in the first quarter of UCLA’s comeback win over Texas in Arlington last weekend, leaving many Bruins fans (and curious parties) wondering about his status for the Arizona State game.

Here’s the thing: there is no status update because coach Jim Mora is choosing not to provide one.

Unlike the NFL where coaches are mandated to provide injury reports during the week (originally for gambling and now also for fantasy football purposes), college coaches are not required to do so. Any information they provide is optional, but generally considered a courtesy to keep their paying customers (aka fans) happy as well as the media outlets covering the team.

Some coaches choose not to give any more information than what is necessary. Mora is clearly deciding to follow that, and his reasoning makes sense.

Like UCLA, Arizona State is 3-0 on the season. This is expected to be a good, close game. By choosing not to provide any updates, Mora is forcing the Sun Devils to prepare for the possibility of facing both Hundley and backup Jerry “Little Ricky” Neuheisel. He’s trying to keep them guessing. That’s also the same reason why Mora would not allow the media inside practice this week.

What we do know is that Hundley was fully suited up for practice Wednesday, according to the LA Times.

It is believed that Hundley suffered a hyper-extended left elbow. We know he wanted to return to the game but Coach Mora would not let him back in.

I am almost certain that Hundley would play this week if UCLA had a game on Saturday, so I’m even more certain that he will play against Arizona State since that isn’t until Thursday, Sept. 25.

Just don’t expect any updates from Mora prior to kickoff, according to the LA Daily News.

“I’m not going to tell anybody anything until kickoff versus Arizona State,” Mora said Sunday. “Nobody. Nothing.”

Richard Sherman says he didn’t intend to not talk with media after loss

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Richard Sherman has an explanation for not talking to the media after Sunday’s game in San Diego.

As we wrote on Sunday, Sherman did not talk with the media following the Seahawks’ 30-21 loss to the Chargers. Although Sherman only gave up three catches, several Chargers said they felt like they “exposed” the Pro Bowl cornerback. He responded to those claims via Twitter later in the evening.

Now Sherman explains why he did not speak with the media.

Check out these tweets from Seattle Times reporter Bob Condotta:

I might buy that as an actual legitimate excuse for not speaking with reporters if it weren’t for the fact that Sherman LOVES attention. Had he played better or had his team won, you know he would have FOUND reporters.

Weak excuse from Richard. When you make yourself into the loudmouth figure that he has, you are held to higher standards and expectations. Sherman has asked for the spotlight and needs to handle all parts of it, including all the scrutiny.

Kiss my Converse!

Tennessee commit Joc Bruce destroys WR with huge hit (Video)

Joc Bruce, a senior “athlete” at South-Doyle High School in Tennessee, is a man-child on the football field.

Bruce committed to Tennessee in June and it’s easy to see what makes him SEC-material. The video above came from South-Doyle’s 47-21 win Friday over Hardin Valley Academy in Knoxville. Bruce hits the wideout so hard the kid’s helmet pops off like he just got demolished by Jadeveon Clowney.

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Amazingly, Bruce is only listed at 5-foot-10 and 168 pounds. But the guy has more facial hair than I’ve ever had.

That wide receiver just learned the hard way to buckle up that chinstrap next time!

Jameis Winston suspended one half for obscene outburst on campus

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Jameis Winston did, in fact, stand up on a Florida State campus table and yell a very inappropriate phrase. As a result, the Florida State star has been suspended for the first half of his team’s game against Clemson.

Florida State issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon calling Winston’s outburst “offensive and vulgar.” The school said he will face internal discipline in addition to being suspended for a half.

Winston’s poor decision came on Tuesday, when he apparently stood up on a table at the FSU student union and yelled, “F— her right in the p—!” He was referencing an internet meme that has gone viral over the past year or so and is popular on college campuses. Feel free to YouTube it if you’re not familiar.

Winston apologized when speaking to reporters on Wednesday.

Many will say Winston’s comedy act is another instance of college kids being college kids, but he needs to realize he is a celebrity. Winston is a Heisman Trophy winner, national champion, and future NFL player. He’s not going to be able to keep a low profile off the field no matter what he does, but he can take some of the heat off of himself by not stealing crab legs, getting into trouble at Burger King and yelling profanity in public. He needs to grow up.