According to Rapoport, if it’s proved that McDonald was lying, they will release him from their roster.
It’s worth mentioning that McDonald has not been charged of anything up to this point and the investigation is ongoing, so this isn’t a direct comparison to the situation involving Ray Rice and Panthers DE Greg Hardy.
McDonald would be subject to the brand new domestic violence policy, which would hand down a six-game suspension for first-time offenders.
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.