Welp, that was quick.
49ers Defensive End Ray McDonald Arrested For Domestic Violence
Just three days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell created stronger sanctions for players involved in domestic violence, 49ers starting defensive end Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of felony domestic violence charges involving his fiancée.
He is now in position to incur the commissioner’s wrath in addition to whatever comes his way through the legal process.
If the NFL’s investigation of the events verifies the police report, expect Goodell to quickly hit McDonald with a substantial suspension − he is in line for more than the new standard of six games for a first offense because the alleged victim is pregnant, according to media reports from police. And it’s likely to really send out an undeniably strong message to the other 2,015 players under contract, Goodell will do it before the case is adjudicated.
As McDonald sat in Santa Clara County Jail after he was arrested early Sunday morning − he later posted $25,000 bail — he had plenty of time to study the memo Goodell instructed clubs to distribute to players last Thursday outlining the new disciplinary standards he set for any NFL personnel involved in domestic violence.
We’ll say it again, KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF!
Time to find out if Roger Goodell is gonna stick to his guns and suspend Ray for 6 games in accordance with new NFL policy.
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