Chicago Bears Release Defensive End Ray McDonald After Domestic Violence Arrest
Defensive end Ray McDonald was fired by the Chicago Bears following his arrest on domestic violence and child endangerment charges at Santa Clara, California. Bears took a bet on McDonald after he was released by the San Fransisco 49ers last season amidst charges of sexual allegations. More controversies hit the defensive end that season, as he was accused of committing violence against his pregnant fiance, though the charge was later dropped due to lack of evidence.
On Monday morning, McDonald was again charged with allegations of domestic violence. Santa Clara Police forces clarified in a statement that the pro-footballer “physically assaulted the victim while she was holding a baby.” Police forces hunted down the residence but McDonald fled from there. Later he was arrested from San Jose on misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment charges, as revealed by police.
By Monday afternoon the Chicago Bears officially announced the release of McDonald.
“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,” General Manager Ryan Pace pointed out in a statement. “He was not able to meet the standard, and the decision was made to release him.”