Former 49er Ray McDonald Arrested in Domestic Violence Case

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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)


Police say Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald has been accused of domestic violence in Northern California, the latest arrest for the former San Francisco 49er.

Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke tells The San Francisco Chronicle that McDonald was taken into custody at 7 a.m. Monday on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment.

McDonald was arrested in August on suspicion of domestic violence against his then-fiancee following a party at his home. Charges were never filed.

Last December, San Jose police said they were investigating McDonald on a sexual assault allegation.

That month, the 49ers released the 30-year-old, citing a “pattern of poor decision-making.”

The Bears, who signed McDonald in March, didn’t respond to a message seeking comment.

Clarke didn’t immediately return calls or an email from The Associated Press.