New Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ray McDonald has reportedly been arrested on a domestic violence charge in San Jose, California. According to Damian Trujillo, who broke the story, McDonald could also be facing charges of child endangerment. Police sources confirmed to Trujillo that McDonald has indeed been arrested, though they did not offer forth an arrest date or elaborate on the incident.
The sources confirmed that they assisted the arresting agency, Santa Clara police, with the detention.
The exact date and nature of the alleged incident was not immediately spelled out. Santa Clara police did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment.
This incident marks the defensive lineman's third public legal issue in less than a calendar year. In August of last year, he was arrested, but never charged on suspicion of felony domestic violence. The NFL, too, cleared him of any misconduct in regards to its Personal Conduct Policy. Then, in December, McDonald was cut by the San Francisco 49ers after he was named a suspect in a sexual assault case. McDonald has sued his accuser in the second case for defamation of character, and currently awaits a ruling from the league.
Despite the blemishes on his record, the Chicago Bears decided to take an offseason flyer on the ninth-year veteran, inking him to a one-year deal after the parties met in March. As of post, neither the Bears, NFL nor McDonald's camp have offered any comments on this latest brush with the law.
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