Chicago Bears DE Ray McDonald Arrested On Domestic Violence, Child Endangerment Charges, Released by Team

Ray McDonald
Ray McDonald

Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald has been arrested by Santa Clara, Calif. police on allegations of domestic violence, according to NBC Bay Area.

Bay Area’s Damain Trujillo reported the news first. According to Trujillo, child endangerment is another one of the possible charges. The date and details of the alleged incident have yet to be made available by Santa Clara or San Jose police, the latter of which assisted with the arrest.

McDonald was arrested for domestic violence last August, but was cleared by the NFL of any wrongdoing in April. McDonald’s then-employer, the San Francisco 49ers, never disciplined the defensive end for the arrest, citing his right to “due process.” The charges were eventually dropped.

In December, McDonald was investigated as a suspect in a rape allegation, and was subsequently released. McDonald was never charged in connection to the sexual assault investigation, and he filed a defamation suit against his accuser.

The Bears signed McDonald to a one-year deal in March.

Update: More details have emerged from McDonald’s arrest. McDonald was booked on misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and child endangerment. According to Santa Clara police, McDonald assaulted his victim “while she was holding a baby.” He was arrested at the home of just-retired former 49ers teammate Justin Smith.

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SOURCE: Deadspin – Rohan Nadkarni

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