Defensive end for the Chicago Bears, Ray McDonald, has now been fired after being arrested on domestic violence and child endangerment charges in Santa Clara, California.
The 30-year-old pro football player was arrested in San Jose after a call was made to the Santa Clara police department Monday morning about an alleged dispute between McDonald and a woman where he reportedly “physically assaulted the victim while she was holding a baby.”
After a previous sexual assault allegation last year, McDonald was released from the San Francisco 49ers. During that same year, McDonald was arrested from a domestic violence case against his pregnant fiancée – charges were dropped after lack of evidence. The Bears took a chance with McDonald but made their expectations very clear and after McDonald failed to meet expectations he was dropped. General Manager, Ryan Pace, had this to say:
“We believe in second chances, but when we signed Ray, we were very clear what our expectations were if he was to remain a Bear. He was not able to meet the standard, and the decision was made to release him.”
The NFL and NFL teams are not joking when it comes to domestic violence anymore.
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