Ray McDonald Arrested For Domestic Violence

49ers’ defensive tackle Ray McDonald has been arrested on charges of domestic violence, reports Damon Trujillo of NBC Bay Area (via Twitter).

Trujillo described the scene through a series of tweets. The San Jose Police Department confirmed that the arrest was for felony domestic violence. His sources say that his alleged victim was pregnant.

Coincidentally, McDonald was arrested on the same street that outside linebacker Aldon Smith was in an accident in relation to his DUI. Trujillo also posted McDonald‘s mug shot.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that McDonald was booked at 5:30 A.M. this morning (via Twitter). He was arrested for “inflicting injury on a spouse or cohabitant” and no bail has been set. Barrows also reports that the incident happened at a party for McDonald’s birthday, and that many 49ers’ players were in attendance (via Twitter).

The NFL recently announced a new policy for dealing with domestic violence charges in the wake of the Ray Rice two-game suspension. Under the new rules, a first offense will warrant a six-game suspension, and a second offense will result in a lifetime ban from the NFL. McDonald is the first case that will be eligible under this policy.

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