The domestic violence allegations involving San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald are still under investigation and the case has not yet been presented to the district attorney, according to a tweet Wednesday night from the San Jose Police Department.
McDonald, who turned 30 on Tuesday, was arrested Sunday on felony domestic violence charges for allegedly attacking a woman who is reportedly pregnant.
The charges came just days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced harsher punishments for any member of the NFL found guilty of "assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault that involve physical force." First-time offenders of the new league policy will get a six-game ban. A second offense will carry a life-time ban from the NFL.
Niners head coach Jim Harbaugh said he has no tolerance for domestic abuse but at this point expects McDonald to be ready for Sunday's regular-season opener in Dallas against the Cowboys.
Selected by San Francisco in the third round of the 2007 draft, McDonald has accumulated 16.5 sacks and 171 tackles in seven seasons in San Francisco.
Case involving Ray McDonald has not been presented to the DA's office as of yet. Detectives still conducting investigation. — SJPD PIO (@SJPDPIO) September 3, 2014
- Marc Weinreich