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— Damian Trujillo (@newsdamian) August 31, 2014
- Trujillo adds that the alleged victim is pregnant.
- Mike Garafolo points out that Roger Goodell cited pregnant victims as criteria for a harsher punishment.
- Matt Barrows reports Santa Clara Department of Correction records show that McDonald was booked this morning.
- Sal Castaneda confirms the arrest and adds that there were other 49ers players present during the incident.
This news comes just a few days after the NFL announced new changes to their domestic violence policy which raised the amount of games a player will be suspended to six for a first-time offender. A repeat offender could possibly face a lifetime ban.
McDonald, 29, reworked his contract this past week to free up some extra cap space. He was entering the fourth year of his five-year, $20 million contract that included $7 million guaranteed before it was restructured and was set to make $3.5 million for the 2014 season.
Last year, McDonald appeared in 14 games and recorded 37 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and a pass defensed. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 22 defensive end in a 3-4 system last season.
We’ll have more details as the news is available.