49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence

49ers' DE Ray McDonald Arrested For Domestic Abuse


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Police in Northern California say San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges.

San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol says the 29-year-old defensive end was taken into custody early Sunday after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood.

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GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 21: Defensive end Ray McDonald #91 of the San Francisco 49ers on the bench during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Defensive end Ray McDonald #91 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before their game against the Chicago Bears at Levi's Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 24: CEO Jed York of the San Francisco 49ers stands on the field prior to the game against the San Diego Chargers at Levi Stadium on August 24, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. The 49ers defeated the Chargers 21-7. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - JULY 17: Head Coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers sits with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and 49ers CEO Jed York during the the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Levi Stadium on July 17, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 28: Ray McDonald #91 of the San Francisco 49ers stands on the field prior to the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on August 28, 2014 in Houston, Texas. The 49ers defeated the Texans 40-13. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 19: Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula of the San Francisco 49ers talks with Justin Smith #94, Ray McDonald #91 and Ian Williams #93 during the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the 49ers 42-17. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Austin Davis #9 of the St. Louis Rams is chased out of the pocket by Ray McDonald #91 of the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter at Levi's Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 14: Ray McDonald #91 of the San Francisco 49ers heads to the field prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the 49ers 23-14. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 7: Justin Smith #94, Ray McDonald #91 and Ian Williams #93 of the San Francisco 49ers sit on the bench during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. The 49ers defeated the Cowboys 28-17. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 24: Head Coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers talks with Ray McDonald #91 during the game against the San Diego Chargers at Levi Stadium on August 24, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. The 49ers defeated the Chargers 21-7. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
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McDonald was jailed on felony domestic violence charges. Santa Clara County sheriff's Sgt. Kurt Stenderup says McDonald was released after posting bail.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties last week for players accused of domestic violence. Players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under the new policy.

San Francisco 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said in a statement Sunday that the team takes "such matters" seriously but isn't commenting on the allegations involving McDonald without more information.

McDonald has been playing for San Francisco since he was drafted as a third-round pick in 2007.

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