Ray McDonald RUMORS & NEWS

  • Vic Fangio 'disappointed' by failed Ray McDonald signing

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said Friday that he deserves the most blame for the team's ill-fated decision to sign defensive lineman Ray McDonald, whom the club released in May after an arrest in California on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment. "Obviously..." August 07

  • Ray McDonald's Mom: HE'LL BE CLEARED 'He's In Great Spirits'

    TMZ "Despite the fact he's been charged with domestic violence and false imprisonment, ex-NFL star Ray McDonald is still "in great spirits" and confident he'll be exonerated, so says his mom. We spoke with Labrina McDonald ... who tells us Ray is still working out and staying in shape -- but..." July 12

  • Ray McDonald’s Lawyer Implies Cops Set Him Up For 2nd Arrest

    Black Sports Online "This is a plausible explanation and if true it sucks for McDonald, but it is too little, too late, once he was arrested for domestic violence earlier this week, his career was over. McDonald’s lawyer gave a statement to ESPN’s Josina Anderson about what happened when he was arrested for the 2nd..." May 28

  • Ray McDonald Arrested Again For Violating Restraining Order

    NFL Trade Rumors "Former Bears DL Ray McDonald was arrested again on Wednesday in Santa Clara for violating a restraining order, according to the Santa Clara Police Department. Here’s the summary of the incident: “On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at about 2:52 PM., Santa Clara Detectives learned Ray McDonald..." May 28

  • George McCaskey admits second-guessing signing of Ray McDonald

    Pro Football Talk "Bears owner George McCaskey said the decision to sign Ray McDonald this offseason was his. So when he says he’s second-guessing that decision, he means he’s second-guessing his own process. Via Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune, McCaskey told reporters that even though he initially said..." May 27

  • 911 call: Ray McDonald broke down door, tried to take baby

    Pro Football Talk "The mother of Ray McDonald’s ex-fiancée called 911 early on Monday morning to report that McDonald had acted violently toward her daughter, broke down a door when she locked herself inside to avoid him, and tried to forcibly take their baby. The San Jose Mercury News reports that an emergency..." May 27

  • Bears G Kyle Long on Ray McDonald's release: 'Good riddance'

    Sporting News "Bears guard Kyle Long had a strong stance when the team announced the release of Ray McDonald. Long's response was basically the general consensus of everyone who heard the news. McDonald was released by the Bears after he was arrested with a misdemeanor domestic violence charge and child..." May 26

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    Damian Trujillo @newsdamian

    BREAKING. Deja Vu. Ray McDonald arrested again. Domestic Violence. Possible Child Endangerment. #SCPD. @ChicagoBears pic.twitter.com/nPFSjeS8ak

  • Bears release Ray McDonald

    Pro Football Talk "Holiday, schmoliday. With the NFL taking a rare day off to celebrate Memorial Day, the Chicago Bears opted to transact some swift business in the immediate aftermath of the latest arrest of defensive lineman Ray McDonald. The team has announced that McDonald has been released. “We believe..." May 25

  • Ray McDonald arrested on domestic violence charge

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested on charges of domestic violence and child endangerment, NBC Bay Area reported Monday morning, citing confirmation by Santa Clara, Calif., police. The Sacramento Bee reported that McDonald was arrested at 7 a.m. Monday in San Jose,..." May 25

  • Report: Bears to sign defensive end Ray McDonald

    Windy City Gridiron "The Chicago Bears continue to retool their defense through free agency, with their latest signing being former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald. After the Bear Report's Aaron Leming reported that the Chicago Bears were close to signing Ray McDonald earlier this morning, we now..." March 24

  • Ex-49ers player Ray McDonald to sue woman who accused him of rape

    Oakland Tribune "Determined to clear his name of rape allegations and resume his stalled football career, former 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald is suing the woman who accused him, claiming she defamed him and intentionally interfered with his livelihood. The lawsuit, set to be filed Monday morning, comes..." March 16

  • Ray McDonald: New details emerge about alleged sexual assault

    San Jose Mercury News "The woman who claims former San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald sexually assaulted her told police the alleged attack occurred after she fell or passed out by the pool at his house on Dec. 13 and hit her head on the ground, according to a search warrant affidavit released by the courts Monday. She..." December 23

  • Ex-49er Ray McDonald -- Out of Work & Under Investigation ... No Problem

    TMZ "If Ray McDonald is pissed off about getting cut from the San Francisco 49ers -- he did a bang up job of hiding it outside his attorney's office. The defensive lineman let out a massive yawn as he strolled to his car after meeting his lawyer in San Jose Friday -- 2 days after he was named a..." December 19

  • Police investigating 49ers’ Ray McDonald for possible sexual assault

    Sacramento Bee "San Jose Police are once again looking at 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald, this time in relation to an alleged sexual assault that occurred Monday. Police obtained a search warrant based on a preliminary inverstigation and served it at McDonald’s San Jose home Tuesday. According to police, at..." December 17

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    DA declines to filed charges against San Francisco 49ers DT Ray McDonald because of insufficient evidence, per ESPN's Shelley Smith.

  • San Jose police suspend off-duty work with 49ers amid controversy with moonlighting cop

    San Jose Mercury News "The San Jose Police Department has suspended all off-duty work with the San Francisco 49ers amid a controversy where one of its officers, moonlighting with team security, complicated a domestic-violence investigation by going to Ray McDonald's home the night he was arrested, authorities..." October 11

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    Matt Barrows @mattbarrows

    Ray McDonald investigation still not complete, meaning his Monday court date likely to be pushed back a second time ... #49ers

  • Case of 49ers' Ray McDonald needs resolution

    San Jose Mercury News "What the heck is going on with the Ray McDonald case, anyway? We are approaching the one-month anniverary of McDonald's arrest for domestic violence at his home near Silver Creek Valley Country Club. And as of Wednesday afternoon, we have heard nothing about the San Jose Police Department's..." September 25

  • Harbaugh: 49ers won’t ‘flinch’ amid calls to bench McDonald

    San Francisco Gate "On Sunday, as the 49ers were readying to play a game, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and wife called on them to play without one of their starters: defensive tackle Ray McDonald. The couple said the team’s decision to let McDonald play while he is being investigated for felony..." September 17

  • Goodell: Greg Hardy, Ray McDonald subject to new discipline rules

    CBS Sports "Even though his alleged actions took place before the NFL put the new domestic violence discipline policy in place, Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy will be subject to the new policy, Roger Goodell said Wednesday. The commissioner was visiting Wake Forest High School to celebrate the..." September 10

  • Jed York: 'Ray McDonald is not Ray Rice'

    CSN Bay Area "San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York is standing behind the organization’s decision to take no immediate action against defensive end Ray McDonald while he remains the subject of an investigation into domestic violence. And York believes the league’s acknowledged “bungled” handling of the Ray Rice..." September 09

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Ray McDonald will be on 49ers' flight in a couple of hours to Dallas, coach Jim Harbaugh said. He will play.

  • Roger Goodell: NFL to let legal process play out in Ray McDonald case

    SI "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will let the legal process play out before deciding any punishment for San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald, who was arrested Sunday on felony domestic violence charges. McDonald, 30, was arrested for allegedly attacking a woman who is..." September 04

  • 49ers GM: McDonald's status to be determined

    ESPN "San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke met with reporters Tuesday afternoon in the wake of linebacker Aldon Smith being issued a nine-game suspension to start the season for numerous transgressions and defensive tackle Ray McDonald's arrest early Sunday for domestic violence. Baalke..." September 02

  • Ray McDonald scheduled for MRI on biceps

    CSN Bay Area "Defensive end Ray McDonald's third-quarter sack could have been costly for the 49ers. McDonald sustained a right biceps injury in the process of recording a sack of Matt Schaub in the third quarter against the Houston Texans in the 49ers' 34-3 victory on Sunday night at Candlestick Park. The..." October 07