Ray McDonald Arrested for the Second Time This Week

Ray McDonald

Ray McDonald Arrested for the Second Time This Week

NFL defensive end violated terms of restraining order stemming from domestic violence incident.

Published May 28, 2015

It's bad enough that Ray McDonald was arrested on domestic violence and child endangerment charges early Monday and subsequently released by the Chicago Bears. It's worse that it was the defensive end's second domestic violence incident in less than a year.

But McDonald's arrest Wednesday for violating terms of a restraining order is just hard to comprehend altogether. According to ESPN, police in California arrested McDonald at 5:35 p.m. on Wednesday for violating a restraining order, marking the defensive end's second arrest in less than three days.

Several hours after the alleged violation, police reportedly located McDonald at the home of his former teammate Justin Smith. After being arrested Wednesday, McDonald posted $5,000 bail and was released from police custody later that night. 


McDonald being cut by the Bears on Monday comes after he was released by the San Francisco 49ers in December due to what the team's general manager, Trent Baalke, described as a "pattern of poor behavior," including a separate arrest from a different domestic violence incident stemming from August.

It remains to be seen if McDonald, 30, will get a chance to play in the NFL again.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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