Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested in connection with domestic abuse allegations, Phoenix police said Wednesday night.
The Cardinals deactivated Dwyer after news of the arrest, according to a news release from the team.
CNN's calls to the office of Dwyer's agent, Adisa Bakari, weren't immediately returned.
The announcement from the Phoenix Police Department said two incidents allegedly occurred on consecutive days in late July. They were reported last week.
Detectives interviewed Dwyer and he "admitted to the incidents, however, denied any physical assaults," the police statement said.
Police said he was booked on one count of aggravated assault causing a fracture, one count of aggravated assault involving a minor, two counts of criminal damage, one count of preventing the use of a phone in an emergency, and assault.
The two victims were a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old child, police said.
Dwyer is being held at the Maricopa County Jail.
The Cardinals said they became aware of the allegations when contacted by police.
Dwyer, 25, is the fourth NFL player to be in the headlines this week. Two other players, Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings and Greg Hardy of the Carolina Panthers, took paid leave from their teams to focus on their legal cases.