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49ers DL Ray McDonald Arrested For Domestic Violence




Damian Trujillo of NBC Bay Area reports that 49ers DL Ray McDonald has been arrested for domestic violence charges.

  • 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.


  • grim reaper

    He had such little self-control that he committed this alleged assault in the presence of his teammates? Pitiful…

  • Willoughby Spitt

    Other 49ers were present…hmmm. WWGD. AND, we’re STILL waiting on Goodell to PUNISH IRSAY for his DUI AND ILLEGAL PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARREST!!!!!

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      Regarding Irsay, the NFL was waiting until the legal process played out before ruling, which is consistent with how they handle situations involving players.

      The clock has started for a ruling from league now that Irsay has reached a deal with prosecutors.

      • Willoughby Spitt

        I’m very aware of the fact that Irsay deal was reached last week. That is my reason for being impatient.

    • Neel Matches

      Petty jealousy is a vile trait.

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