Chicago Bears DE Ray McDonald Arrested & Charged with Domestic Violence and Child Endangerment in California … AGAIN!!! (Update: Bears Release McDonald)

HEY NFL COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL, I KNOW ITS NOT SOMETHING AS SERIOUS, TERRIBLE AND VIOLENT AS DEFLATING A FOOTBALL, BUT MAYBE THIS ARREST OF RAY MCDONALD FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WILL BE ENOUGH FOR YOU TO SAY THAT HE BROKE NFL RULES AND PUNISH HIM, HMM? 

As Yogi Berra would say, it’s like deja vu all over again … Ray McDonald, the defensive end for the Chicago Bears was arrested Monday morning in San Jose, California for domestic violence. According to The Santa Clara Police Department, McDonald was arrested at 7 a.m. local time Monday in San Jose and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment.

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Mug Shot photo of Ray McDonald released by the Santa Clara Police Department,
Monday, May 25, 2015.

Police say Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald has been accused of domestic violence in California, the latest arrest for the former San Francisco 49er.

The Santa Clara Police Department confirmed that McDonald was arrested at 7 a.m. local time Monday in San Jose and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment. He will be booked at the Santa Clara County Jail.

According to Santa Clara police, McDonald was arrested after officers said he “physically assaulted the victim while she was holding a baby.” Police were called to an apartment in Santa Clara, California, but found that McDonald had left and was later found at a home in San Jose.

The San Jose address at which McDonald was arrested is that of a house that belongs to ex-49ers teammate Justin Smith, according to property records. Smith has not been implicated in the incident in any way.

This was not the first time that Ray McDonald finds himself in trouble with the law. The San Fransisco 49ers cut McDonald following his previous arrest for domestic violence.

UPDATE I: Bears Release Ray McDonald After Domestic Violence Arrest.

The Chicago Bears rolled the dice on signing defensive end Ray McDonald after a history of domestic abuse accusations and arrests, and on Monday their gamble didn’t pay off as the team released McDonald following a domestic violence arrest.

“We believe in second chances, but when we signed Ray we were very clear what our expectations were if he was to remain a Bear,” Bears G.M. Ryan Pace said in a statement. “He was not able to meet the standard and the decision was made to release him.”

Well isn’t that something and a change of heart from the fickle Chicago Bears. Wasn’t it just back in March that Chicago Bears team chairman George McCaskey was singing the praises of  Ray McDonald and that he said he was “impressed” at “how sincere he was and how motivated he is”. Remember that Mr. McCaskey? Guess what, YOU WERE WRONG!!!

McCaskey acknowledged in March that he changed his mind about McDonald after their face-to-face meeting and a phone call to McDonald’s parents.

“We have a 96-year tradition of doing things a certain way, of bringing a certain type of player into our team,” McCaskey said at the time. “And those were my concerns going into the conversation with Ray. But I think you look at every situation individually. You try to find out as much information as you can that’s reliable to make the best decision you can about whether to offer a player the privilege of becoming a Chicago Bear.

“I was impressed with how sincere he was and how motivated he is. He understands, I think, that he could have well been facing the end of his football career. And he loves football, and he wants that career to continue. So I was impressed with his motivation.”

NFL’s Benjamin Watson Facebook Post on Baltimore Riots: ‘I See a Brokenness That Only Christ Can Give Us Wisdom and Power to Mend’

Some amazing and reflective words from the NFL’s  New Orleans Saints Tight End Benjamin Watson …

On reflecting on the riots in Baltimore, Christian professional football player Benjamin Watson wrote, “I see a brokenness that only Christ can give us the wisdom and power to mend.”

Commenting on the devastating violence that took place on Monday in Baltimore, outspoken Christian professional football player Benjamin Watson explained that the pain, anger and tension that the city and its residents are experiencing can only be healed through the power of Christ.

Watson noted that Baltimore is not the first city to go through a violent uprising over police negligence, and likely won’t be the last. He further asserted that the problems Baltimore faces right now are shared by the nation as a whole.

NFL’s Benjamin Watson Talks About Baltimore Riots On Greta Van Sustern

FACEBOOK:

We have major problems as a nation. Yesterday Ferguson burned. Tonight ?#?Baltimore? burns. Tomorrow it will be another city in our homeland. Watching the coverage I’m hearing yet another version of a nauseatingly familiar narrative. Violence by police reciprocated by violence by the community, reciprocated by violence by police reciprocated by…. It seems fruitless to continue to analyze, condemn, and respond to these dreadful episodes. “Frustration, anger, tension boiling over, upset and unfortunate” are words we hear from Baltimore residents. When it comes to law enforcement, race, poverty, education, immigration we always talk about fixing “broken” systems. We resolve to legislate for education, job creation, and systemic overhaul. These are helpful and definitely needed BUT we have done all of these things ad nauseum and look at us!! Without a change of heart these attempts fail us. So what can we say? What can we do? Systems are broken because people are broken and if systems are fixed without hearts being changed the result will be a legalistic attempt that will lack long term results. Our problems are wholistic and common to the human heart. Hatred, prejudice, exploitation, pride, self righteousness, secrecy, and rebellion, manifest itself in the explosions we’ve seen over the last year, the last century, and the last millennia.

Tonight I see so much entrenched pain without remedy. Most are handling it without violence while a few are committing the unacceptable.
Tonight I see young children, asking like my daughter did earlier, “What’s happening daddy”, in desperate need of parents to walk them through these disturbing scenes.
Tonight I see “smoke,” but we must address the fire. The response that we are watching is just “smoke” from years of hopelessness. After each situation the more I am convinced that the love of God for our fellow brothers and sisters who were created in His image, is our only hope for reconciliation. But the only way we can even see him that way is if God illuminates our view and changes our thought process. I’m not talking about holding hands and singing. Love is an action that compels one to treat another with dignity and respect even if they don’t deserve it. It pushes for education and opportunities for those in poverty. It gives identity and self worth. It administers justice without abuse. It honors authority and promotes peace. It is not weak, but strong for what is right!
Tonight I see a brokenness that only Christ can give us the wisdom and power to mend.

We pray for every disaster that happens to us. Bombings, natural disasters, cancer and outbreaks. What we’ve seen in our country lately deserves that same attention. Our attempts to fix this have fallen short.
We, and most importantly, the body of Christ, must stand for justice in all areas, for all people. We must set the standard for the correct way to treat people.

Tonight I pray for the pastors, leaders, police and community of Baltimore.
Tonight I ?#?PrayForAmerica?.

Former Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Great Message for the ‘Rioters’ in His City … “Young Kids, You’ve Got to Understand Something: Get off the Streets. Violence is not the Answer. Violence is never the Answer.” (VIDEO)

Former Baltimore Raven linebacker great Ray Lewis let loose with a passionate video rant posted on his Facebook page asking for the young kids of Baltimore not to riot in the streets. Lewis begged the kids to go home and stay home as he said, “No way. No way. No way this can happen in our city. No! Young kids, you’ve got to understand something: get off the streets. Violence is not the answer. Violence is never the answer.” Lewis chastised the looters and rioters that destroyed downtown Baltimore saying, “You don’t have no right to do what you’re doing to this city! Too many hardworking people built this city! We put this city together, we put this city on our back!”

Legendary Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis issued a passionate “message for the rioters in Baltimore” on Tuesday, imploring young kids to “get off the streets.” The video had been viewed over 4 million times on Facebook within a couple of hours.

“No way. No way. No way this can happen in our city,” Lewis said. “No! Young kids, you’ve got to understand something: get off the streets. Violence is not the answer. Violence is never the answer.”

Referring to Freddie Gray, who died of a serious spine injury while in Baltimore police custody, Lewis proclaimed, “We don’t do nothing for him doing this.”

“We know there’s a deeper issue, we know what the jungle looks like,” he continued. “There’s enough of us in the streets trying to change what’s going on. Baltimore, get off the streets! Kids, go home, stay home! You don’t have no right to do what you’re doing to this city! Too many hardworking people built this city! We put this city together, we put this city on our back!”

Lewis argued there are problems that need to be addressed and unanswered questions, but “rioting in our streets is wrong, it’s dead wrong.”

I do have to question one thing that Ray Lewis said in his passionate and inspiring rant though. At about the 1:14 mark of the video above, Lewis says, “it takes a village, it takes a whole village to raise one child”. Okay there Hillary Clinton Ray Lewis, no it doesn’t … IT TAKES A MOTHER AND A FATHER TO RAISE A CHILD.

NOBAMA: Stephen A. Smith Implies New England Patriots QB Tom Bardy is a Racist for Not Going to the Obama White House after Winning Super Bowl … Fails To Mention Brandon Browner or Vince Wilfork Were No Shows

You know what Stephen A. Smith, maybe you are the one who needs to STFU …I guess we know what the “A” stands for, don’t we?

A note to Stephen A. Smith and America, you know everything isn’t about Barack Hussein Obama. Everyone’s world does not revolve around this failure of a president. I cannot wait until Obama is out of office so that this national crisis of playing the race card at the highest level is over. Stephen A. Smith, you have become a racist clown … I wonder who will be considered the loser in this story when ESPN fires you?

Honestly, who is completely tired of Stephen A. Smith’s shtick? The one trick pony, or is it phony, ESPN talking head who is paid to make outrageous comments and push the envelop to make everything that happens in sports the greatest tragedy since the Kennedy assassination, implied that New England Patriot QB Tom Brady a racist for not attending the White House celebration for the PAT’s winning the Super Bowl because Obama was black. It is shameful that ESPN does not suspend Smith for making such racially charged comments.

You have a problem with it. You know, no one gives a flying rats ass what you think. Tom Brady does not have to explain anything he does in his life to you. According to the Boston Herald, Tom Brady skipped out on the day’s events due to a scheduling conflict with a “family obligation.” But that was not a good enough explanation for Smith, Brady had to be a racist because he attended the first 3 invitations to the WH when GWB was president. Now that Barack Obama is there, he is a no show. For that, a classless no talent like Stephen A. Smith implies that Brady is a racist. REALLY?  BTW, The Daily Caller reports that the family commitment was that he was attending his parents 50th wedding anniversary. There are some reports thought that his parents were married in 1969. Guess what Stephen A, that is more important than going to the White House after you’ve been there already.

For the record, Tom was attending a party for his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Pretty sure they weren’t going to change the date just to fit Barry’s schedule, Stephen.

ALSO, why aren’t Brandon Browner or Vince Wilfork — both black males were important members of last year’s Super Bowl championship squad — racist for not going to the Thursday’s events?

Stephen A. Smith, maybe your the racist.

So let’s understand what has Stephen A. Smith’s panties in a wad … Because Tom Brady had a previous family commitment and was not star struck by feeling the need to go to the White House and be insulted by Obama’s 11 out of 12 jokes falling flat comment, Smith insinuates that he is a racist. Stephen A. Smith says he has a problem with that, a big problem. Smith wants to know WHERE WAS TOM BRADY?

Looks like Taylor Swift was singing about Stephen A. Smith in ‘Shake It Off’  … “And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate”.

Smith ranted that this is what bothered him, “Where the hell was Tom Brady? Inquiring minds would like to know. Where the hell was Tom Brady? I really would like to know! When you won the Super Bowl in 2001 and George W. Bush was the president, you were there. When you won back to back Super Bowl titles in 2003 and 2004 with George W. Bush still president you were there. How come he wasn’t there yesterday, when President Barack Obama was there?”

A note to the jackass Stephen A. Smith, here are some facts for this race-baiter to choke on:

  1. Tom Brady and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen were married on February 26, 2009 in Santa Monica, CA. Together, they have two children: son Benjamin Rein Brady (born December 2009) and daughter Vivian Lake Brady (born December 2012). Tom Brady also had a child with former girlfriend  Bridget Moynahan in 2007. Thus, in 2001, 2002 and 2003 Tom Brady had no commitments to an immediate family of a wife or children during those Super Bowl victories.
  2. A man puts his family ahead of his job and is criticized for it, seriously?
  3. The world does not stop for Barack Hussein Obama.
  4.  From tyvianc, much love brother: Stephen A. you need to chill man, and the man has a right to be with his family. You have taken everything out of context here and it’s just downright sad that just because you indirectly imply racism with mentioning the years that he won a title with George W Bush. Are you implying that because the president is black that’s why you have a problem with it? I used to like you Stephen A, but now you have just sunk to an all time low of being an asshole!!!!!
  5. Maybe Tom Brady hates his guts and does not respect him or his policies. Maybe Tom did not want to be apart of the Obama clown show and have a photo-op with him He’s allowed to you know, its not against the law, at least not yet.

Keith Olbermann Says, “Time To Draw The Line” … Boycott the NFL Draft (Jameis Winston) and Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Boxing Fight to Show Support Against Domestic Violence

YOU KNOW, I ACTUALLY FIND MYSELF AGREEING FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH KEITH OLBERMANN …

When it comes to politics, Keith Olbermann is a LEFT-wing loon; however, he is spot on with his analysis with sports and domestic violence. In the VIDEO below, Olbermann is reminding Americans with a conscience that you have choices and where we as sports fans and human beings draw the line with regards to domestic violence in this country. This coming Thursday is the NFL Draft and if all mock drafts are correct, Florida State’s QB Jamison Winston will be the #1 pick. An individual who has more issues and baggage, including claims of sexual assault, battery and domestic violence, but the NFL just looks the other way. Winston is currently the defendant in a civil suit, claiming sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and “intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of forcible rape.” Then next weekend there is the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao boxing match where Floyd Mayweather’s record of criminal violence against women might be more impressive that his record. Olbermann asks America that it is time to draw the line. ESPN’s Keith Olbermann argued on his show that sports fans can take a stand against domestic violence by boycotting both events.

“The choices are about where we as sports fans, where we as human beings, draw the line about domestic violence in this country. Jameis Winston is still likely to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Jameis Winston, with an overall public conduct record that makes Johnny Manziel look like a hall monitor, and fresh from making a public excuse for walking out of a supermarket with three pounds of crab legs that is so completely nonsensical that it sounds like it was dreamt up by the crab legs.

The juries have already ruled on Floyd Mayweather, five times. In a report this afternoon on Outside the Lines John Barr told of Floyd Mayweather’s record of criminal violence against women, which cascades down upon you like an avalanche…. You will support this excuse for a man? You will help him continue to behave as if his conduct is acceptable in the 21st century, or the 20th, or the 19th? I won’t.

I actually agree with Keith Olbermann on this one, he is correct.

NFL News: Philadelphia Eagles Reported They Will Sign QB Tim Tebow on Monday … Is It Tebow Time in Philly?

UM, THIS ONE WILL CERTAINLY CAUSE PHILLY FANS TO QUESTION CHIP KELLY …

ESPN is reporting that the Philadelphia Eagles are set to sign former Florida Gator QB Tim Tebow. According to CBS Sports, the team is convinced he’s improved a lot, who has trained with throwing coach Tom House, and will keep him as their fourth quarterback on the roster for the off-season program, that includes  Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley. Honestly, I don’t get this one. Chip Kelly has made some controversial moves in the off-season, cutting his best wide receiver, traded his best running back and acquired a quarterback who spends more time on injured reserve than he does in the huddle. But there was obviously a method to his madness. This one; however, is a head scratcher and makes even non-Philly fans ask why. I just don’t see how a QB with a completion rate under 50%, who has just as many turnovers in his career as TD’s, including 7 fumbles, and is a one trick pony is a positive in the Eagles offense.

Don’t get me wrong, I actually like the guy and admire his pursuit of his dream, but I just don’t see how bringing in a distraction like Tebow is worth it. I think he is a good guy, but that hardly makes one a good QB. I would have thought if Tebow had any chance of playing in the NFL again, he would have had his shot with the Patriots. They are known for fitting talent to a position and if Tebow would have agreed to become a TE, FB or a hybrid receiver position, he would be playing in the NFL …  but he refused to change positions.

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Tim Tebow plans to sign a one-year deal Monday with the Eagles, a league source said Sunday night.

Tebow flew in to Philadelphia on Sunday night in time to be in attendance for the start of the Eagles’ offseason program Monday.

Philadelphia has finalized an agreement with the 27-year-old Tebow, the framework of which was put into place when he worked out for the team last month.

Tim Tebow has been working for ESPN and as an analyst for the SEC Network and last played in an NFL regular-season game when he was with the Jets after playing two seasons with the Denver Broncos. He also was with the New England Patriots for a brief stint, but was released before the season started.

UPDATE I: Philly.com chimes in, Can Tebow help Eagles? Probably not.

Just a note to Philly fans, Tim Tebow (1-1) actually has a better playoff record than Peyton Manning (11-13), also better than Bradford and Barkley, seeing that they have never sniffed post season. Although Mark Sanchez has a better playoff record (4-2) than Tebow, it was mainly due to the Jet’s defense and running game, not Sanchez. Also, Tebow has one less butt fumble than Mark Sanchez.

Twitter blew up when the news about Tebow surfaced early Sunday night. Rarely has someone accomplished so little and received so much attention, but when the talking heads at ESPN and the other 24-7 sports networks find a story they like, they will shove it down our throats over and over again regardless of the actual significance.

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Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel Discharged From Rehab

JOHNNY REHAB DISCHARGED …

Johnny Manziel, the Cleveland Brown’s QB and number 22 pick of the 2014 NFL draft has been discharged from the rehab. Has 10 weeks passed that fast? Manziel checked into the facility on January 28, 2015 in an effort to “be a better family member, friend and teammate.” however, the exact nature of Manziel’s treatment is unclear, but the facility that treated him specializes in drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Needless to say, Manziel’s first year in the NFL was a complete disaster. Now out of rehab he is expected to complete for the QB job. Sorry, I will believe that when I see it. Frankly, not only does Manziel not have the skill set to be a starting QB in the NFL, he does not have the character make up either.

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Johnny Manziel has been discharged from inpatient rehab after more than 10 weeks, a source confirmed for Northeast Ohio Media Group.

Now he will try to prove to the Browns and the rest of the NFL that he’s the quarterback Cleveland drafted No. 22 overall last year.

ESPN first reported that Manziel was out.

It’s been a long journey for Manziel, from making deals with his parents not to drink in high school to being ordered to undergo alcohol counseling at Texas A&M  to his frat-boy escapades with the Browns that were chronicled all over social media.

Sorry sports fans, there is no rehab for being an immature idiot, who is not talented enough to play QB in the NFL. A leopard does not change his spots and it is hard to forget when Johnny Rehab, oh sorry, Johnny football said, he was not going to change who he was for anyone.

“I’m not gonna go to change who I am for anybody. I’m growing up and continuing to learn from my mistakes and trying not to make the same ones over and over again,” Manziel said. “But am I gonnna live in a shell, or am I just going to hide from everybody and not do anything? I don’t think that’s the way I should live my life and I’m not going to do it. I am here, I am very committed to football, I’m committed to my job, but on the weekends I’m going to enjoy my time off. I mean, I think I deserve it.”

Posted April 11, 2015 by
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Daily Commentary – Wednesday, February 4, 2015 – Superbowl on NBC Scored a Ratings Touch Down!

  • It was the most watched TV show ever! Now that the NFL has our attention, it’s time to focus on improving it’s image.

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Cleveland Brown’s Johnny “Football” Manziel Enters Rehab … Remember Manziel Saying, “I’m not going to change who I am”

JOHNNY FOOTBALL OFF TO REHAB …

ESPN is reporting that Cleveland Brown’s QB Johnny Manziel entered treatment on Wednesday; however, it was not said for what he entered rehab for.

ESPN’s Skip Bayless is owed an apology from many in the media and elsewhere. Bayless called Johnny Football’s issues a while ago, when many others in the media had the asme information, but were too afraid to say it. Skip Bayless said on ‘First Take,’ “I am so proud of you, Johnny Manziel, for having the guts to do this. It’s not easy.”

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel entered treatment on Wednesday, adviser Brad Beckworth told ESPN.com on Monday.

“Johnny knows there are areas in which he needs to improve in order to be a better family member, friend and teammate, and he thought the offseason was the right time to take this step,” Beckworth said.

“On behalf of Johnny and his family, we’re asking for privacy until he rejoins the team in Cleveland.”

Manziel is expected to be in rehab at least a few weeks, but the amount of time depends largely on what doctors recommend, according to a source close to Manziel.

A source said the Browns are tentatively expecting Manziel to participate in training camp but are not placing any timetables on other offseason activities as he works through the treatment process.

The quarterback is voluntarily entering treatment as a direct result of his lifestyle away from the field, and he informed people in his circle last week that he wants to “figure out his value system,” a source said.

Remember when Johnny Football arrogantly said, “I am not changing who I am.” Hmm, really … you better and you better be serious out rehab. The world is filled with failed NFL players who washed out and did not take their job or the unique position they have been afforded seriously.

“I’m not gonna go to change who I am for anybody. I’m growing up and continuing to learn from my mistakes and trying not to make the same ones over and over again,” Manziel said. “But am I gonnna live in a shell, or am I just going to hide from everybody and not do anything? I don’t think that’s the way I should live my life and I’m not going to do it. I am here, I am very committed to football, I’m committed to my job, but on the weekends I’m going to enjoy my time off. I mean, I think I deserve it.”

Johnny Manziel: ‘I’m not going to change who I am’

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Daily Commentary – Tuesday, February 3, 2015 – Hopefully All the Superbowl Hype About Deflated Balls is Over

  • Now the NFL should concentrate on their PR problem and on the image the players and teams have on children



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