Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer Deactivated After Domestic Violence Arrest

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Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer Deactivated After Domestic Violence Allegations

NFL VIOLENCE:  The Arizona Cardinals became the latest NFL team to be caught up in domestic violence drama. The team has deactivated running back Jonathan Dwyer over allegations of domestic violence. Dwyer was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on Wednesday on multiple charges including one count of aggravated assault causing a fracture, one count of aggravated assault involving a minior, two counts of criminal damages and assault.

The arrest stems from two incidents involving a 27-year-old female and an 18-month-old child at Dwyer’s home ini southeast Phoenix on July 21 and July 22, the Phoenix Police Department said.

The Cardinals issued the following statement: ‘We became aware of these allegations this afternoon when notified by Phoenix police and are cooperating fully. Given the serious nature of the allegations we have taken the immediate step to deactivate Jonathan from all team activities. We will continue to closely monitor this as it develops and evaluate additional information as it becomes available’ – statement
Separately, PepsiCo CEO issued a scathing statement about the allegations of domestic violence dogging the NFL:  “I am a mother, a wife, and a passionate football fan. I am deeply disturbed that the repugnant behavior of a few players and the NFL’s acknowledged mishandling of these issues, is casting a cloud over the integrity of the league … The reality for Commissioner Goodell and the NFL is that they now have an opportunity to effect positive change with the situation presented to them. I urge them to seize this moment.”
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Rasheedah Watley’s Dad, Christina Spivey, Accuse Ex-Broncos LB Brandon Marshall of Violence

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Gloria Allred: Rasheedah Watley’s Dad, Christina Spivey Accuse Denver Ex-Broncos Player Brandon Marshall of Violence

Attorney Gloria Allred wasted no time in going after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the organization’s lack of a policy to address violence by their players.

Allred says Christina Spivey was the victim of violence by a former Denver Broncos player, Brandon Marshall, and that it was reported to the NFL and nothing was done. Rasheedah Watley was attacked by Marshall, who is now with the Chicago Bears. Her father, Clarence Watley said he had written in August 2008, to Roger Goodell about the alleged attacks and nothing was done.

Gloria Allred to Discuss Domestic Violence Allegations Against 2 NFL Players

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Gloria Allred to Discuss Domestic Violence Allegations Against 2 NFL Players (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

NFL Drama:  Attorney Gloria Allred has called an afternoon news conference in Atlanta to discuss what she calls “two individuals who allege that they or a family member were victims of violence and abuse by an NFL player.” –@FOX5Atlanta

Fox5Atlanta:  Gloria Allred, who also represents the Women’s Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund (WERLDEF), says in a press release: “The victims will discuss how the NFL and Commissioner Goodell failed them.” Allred is also expected discuss changes that Goodell needs to make in order to insure “a process that is fair to victims.”

Janay Palmer Makes Shocking Statement About Ray Rice Punching Incident

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Janay Palmer Makes Shocking Statement About Ray Rice Punching Incident

Janay Palmer, who was knocked-out by her then-fiance Ray Rice in an Atlantic City casino elevator that led to his termination from the Baltimore Ravens and indefinite NFL suspension, posted a shocking statement on private Instagram account, in support of her husband.

“I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend,” she wrote. “But to have to accept the fact that it’s reality is a nightmare in itself. No one knows the pain that hte media & unwanted options from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass of for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific.

“THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!”

Palmer is blaming the media and the public for what has unfolded in her life. Never mind the fact that she could have sustained major injuries from taking a punch to the face. I will say, she had no right to slap and spit on Rice. She has the right to say how she feels and yes, I know it hurts, but there is a problem with the man she married. This isn’t shocking, since many victims of domestic violence will still support and defend their abuser.

It’s shameful that the NFL never asked the casino for the video, which TMZ was able to obtain with no problems. Sounds like the NFL coddled yet another abuser. Roger Goodell should be held accountable for this latest blunder.

Here’s the reaction to Janay Palmer’s post on Twitter:

Here’s Janay Palmer’s shocking Instagram post defending Ray Rice:

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Janay Palmer Blames Media, Public for Ray Rice’s Problems

Broncos’ Terrance Knighton Tweets Ray Rice Should be Thrown in Jail For Punching Then-Fiancée

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Broncos’ Terrance Knighton Tweets Ray Rice Should be Thrown in Jail For Punching Then-Fiancée

Football voices are blasting Ray Rice after TMZ posted a shocking video showing the Baltimore Ravens running back punching his wife in an elevator earlier this year. The Ravens terminated Rice’s contract and the NFL suspended him indefinitely over the video. Among those slamming Rice are Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, who tweeted, “That man should be thrown out of the NFL and thrown into jail. Shame on those deciding his punishment.”

It’s shameful that the NFL just suspended Ray Rice for only two games. I have to ask, why couldn’t the NFL get a copy of this video? How come TMZ could obtain a copy? It’s shameful that the NFL’s first move was to give this wife beater a slap on the wrist.

The fact is, Ray Rice is on a long list of athletes, movie stars and other celebrities who have been accused of domestic violence. Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then committed suicide, Jason Kidd hit his wife, Floyd Mayweather got in trouble for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Columbus Short has a criminal case pending for assaulting his estranged wife, Ray Carruth is behind bars after he arranged for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend. The list goes on and on.

White House on Ray Rice: ‘Hitting a woman is not something a real man does, and that’s true whether or not an act of violence happens in the public eye, or, far too often, behind closed doors. Stopping domestic violence is something that’s bigger than football – and all of us have a responsibility to put a stop to it’ – @WhiteHouse

Memphis Mom Tasha Thomas Killed by Estranged Husband in Murder-Suicide

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Memphis Mom Tasha Thomas Killed by Estranged Husband in Murder-Suicide

MEMPHIS MURDER-SUICIDE: Tasha Thomas, a Memphis mother of two, was shot and killed at the University of Little Scholars Learning Center on East Raines Road Tuesday morning. The suspected shooter was identified by family members and friends as her estranged husband Charles Thomas.

Investigators say after Thomas fatally shot Tasha, he left the scene and barricaded himself inside a home, where he later committed suicide.

WMC Action News 5 reports Tasha Thomas feared for her life and tried to get out of the relationship. An aunt of the deceased woman told the TV station that she had just filed for divorce and had attempted to leave Charles Thomas on several occasions.

Charles Thomas reportedly has a long and violent criminal rap sheet.

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San Francisco 49ers Player Ray McDonald Charged with Felony Domestic Violence

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San Francisco 49ers Player Ray McDonald Charged with Felony Domestic Violence

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was booked on allegations of felony domestic violence following an arrest at his home Sunday morning in San Jose.

The 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke issued the following statement: “The 49ers organization is aware of the recent reports regarding Ray McDonald and we take such matters seriously. As we continue to gather the facts, we will reserve further comment.”

The Sacramento Bee reports Ray McDonald was involved in an altercation with his fiancee, who police say is 10 weeks pregnant. She reportedly had bruises on her neck and arms.

 

Jennifer Hudson’s Half Brother Jailed for Stabbing Love Rival in Front of Wife

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Jennifer Hudson’s Half Brother Jailed for Stabbing Love Rival in Front of Wife (Photo credit: TMZ)

Jennifer Hudson’s half brother, Stephen Simpson, was jailed for allegedly stabbing a love rival in front of his wife overnight on Monday.

Simpson is being held in South Haven, Mich., and is expected to be charged with home invasion and attempted murder.  WWMT reports Simpson, 45,  has a history of domestic violence. Police say he knifed his victim several times, including in the face, before they fled to seek assistance.

Stephen Simpson was on probation for assaulting his wife on Super Bowl Sunday.

A neighbor said the victim came to his door at about 3 a.m. seeking assistance. He was stabbed in the chin and chest and had puncture wounds on his arms. Simpson’s wife had locked herself in the bathroom until he left.

Christopher Murray Confesses to Strangling Wife, Leaving Body in Pennypack Park

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Christopher Murray Confesses to Strangling Wife, Leaving Body in Pennypack Park (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Christopher Murray, a northeast Philadelphia resident, was arrested after he allegedly strangled his wife, Constance “Connie” Murray, and left her body at Pennypack Park following an argument.

Investigators say “there were ongoing domestic issues” between the couple, which ended in her murder Monday night, NBC Philadelphia reports.

Police investigators say Constance Murray left her home on Tolbut Street Monday to go for a walk. While she was walking, her husband allegedly follower her. The two argued after he pulled up beside her on Willets Road. She continued her walk after the two exchanged words and he continued to follow her. She was strangled to death after the two sat down on a park bench to talk and another argument erupted.

A woman walking her dog found Connie Murray’s body Tuesday morning near the Crispin Rec Center. Christopher Murray was identified as a suspect after police investigators viewed surveillance videos and received tips from neighbors. He confessed to murdering his wife after failing a lie detector test. He will be charged with murder.

 

Keith Belajonas, Suspected of Killing Wife, Commits Suicide After Fleeing to Staten Island

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Keith Belajonas, Suspected of Killing Wife, Commits Suicide After Fleeing to Staten Island (Photo credit: MySpace)

Pennsylvania dad, Keith Belajonas, allegedly killed his wife and fled to Staten Island with their two young sons early Thursday morning.

NBC Philadelphia reports, Belajonas went to a Staten Island drug store where one of his relatives worked. He then pulled out a gun and tried to rob the CVS. He fled the scene and was later found dead drom a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Early Thursday, Keith Belajonas’ neighbors said they heard fighting and a gunshot at the family’s home in Drexel Hill. Police later found his wife’s body at the home about 2:30 a.m. with multiple stab wounds and a gunshot wound to the head. Police issued a Amber alert for the two boys, who were later found with a relative.

NBC Philadelphia reports one child asked, “Is Mommy dead.”