San Francisco 49′ers DE Ray McDonald Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges … Will Test NFL’s New Tougher Penalties for Players Accused of Domestic Violence

 

29 year old San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday morning on domestic violence charges.  Police officers responded to a call at 2:48 a.m. PT as the incident occurred on Bentley Ridge Drive, part of an upscale San Jose, CA neighborhood. McDonald’s arrest occurred just three days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence where under the league’s newly implemented personal conduct policy, a first domestic-violence offense will result in a six-game ban and a second in a lifetime ban from the NFL. McDonald was previously arrested for DUI in Santa Clara County, CA in 2010.

This should be interesting what happens to Ray McDonald going forward with the 49′ers as Coach Jim Harbaugh has stated in the past he had zero tolerance for those that would put their hands on a woman. Time for Harbaugh to put some action to his words.

Coach Jim Harbaugh has told 49ers players that domestic violence would not be tolerated on his team.

“He said that we can do anything in the world and we can come and talk to him and he’ll forgive us except put our hands on women,” former 49ers safety Donte Whitner said in 2012. “If you put your hand on a woman, then you’re done in his book.”

Ray McDonald_San Jose Police Department

Ray McDonald- (San Jose Police Department)

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges.

San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol confirmed that McDonald, 29, was taken into custody early Sunday after officers responded to a call at 2:48 a.m. PT.

McDonald was jailed on felony domestic violence charges and was in the custody of the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Department before posting bail Sunday afternoon

49ers’ Ray McDonald arrested Sunday for felony domestic abuse.

Police arrived at 2:48 a.m. to McDonald’s home, where a party was being held in honor of McDonald’s birthday. He turns 30 Tuesday.

McDonald apparently was involved in an altercation with his fiancee, whom a police source said is 10 weeks pregnant. When she showed police minor bruises on her neck and arms, McDonald was arrested without incident.

McDonald was booked at 5:30 a.m. in Santa Clara County jail for “inflicting injury on a spouse or cohabitant,” according to the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections. Bail was set at $25,000 and McDonald was released at 11:30 a.m.

Get ready for the 49er’s D-line to take a hit as Ray McDonald will be suspended for a mandatory 6 games, added to the already suspended for 9 games pass rusher Aldon Smith for multiple off-field incidents. Hmm, I wonder if they will be giving DE Michael Sam a call?



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    3 Responses to “San Francisco 49′ers DE Ray McDonald Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges … Will Test NFL’s New Tougher Penalties for Players Accused of Domestic Violence”

    1. kashakemon on September 1st, 2014 8:21 am

      I think his pregnant fiancee better give the engagement back and the 49′s should of fired him. Only suspension for domestic violence, he’s a public figure. Football is a rough sport and there are actions of violence on the field that aren’t necessary. Never could understand why when there’s a tackle and the player’s down does the entire team have to jump on top of him. I guess for injury only. Football players always seem to be involved in some kind of trouble. Their overpaid, stupid for the most part and their cocky.

    2. rob on September 2nd, 2014 8:55 am

      Will the punishment be given before he is proven guilty? What if the girlfriend changes her story (as happens so many times)? What if others come forward and say she said to them- ‘if he doesn’t marry me down, I’ll get him’.
      I’m not taking up for him, just wondering how all this will go down.
      My opinion is that pro athletes do all this because they are used to getting away with it and are never held accountable. Probably won’t take many going down to change the status quo.

    3. NFL’s Carolina Panthers Guilted into Deactivating DE Greg Hardy Who was Found Guilty in July of Assaulting & Threatening His ex-girlfriend Nicole Holder | Scared Monkeys on September 14th, 2014 1:14 pm

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