Ray McDonald arrested for violating restraining order, police say

For the second time in one week, former Bears defensive end Ray McDonald is arrested

For the second time in one week, former NFL player Ray McDonald was arrested, this time Wednesday afternoon for allegedly violating a restraining order, the Santa Clara Police Department said.

The restraining order was issued after McDonald’s arrest Monday on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment after he allegedly assaulted a woman while she was holding a baby at a residence, police said. 

McDonald, 30, allegedly violated the restraining order by being at an unidentified Santa Clara residence, said a news release from Santa Clara police.

McDonald was located by detectives at a nearby restaurant where he was arrested without incident, police said.

McDonald, a defensive tackle, was released by the Chicago Bears on Monday, hours after news broke of his arrest.

The eight-year veteran was previously released by San Francisco, the 49ers general manager noting McDonald’s "pattern of poor decision making," which included being arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and investigated in connection with an alleged sexual assault.

Charges were never filed in the alleged domestic violence incident. The Associated Press said that the Santa Clara County district attorney's office is considering whether to file charges against McDonald in connection with the alleged sexual assault, and added that McDonald has filed a defamation suit against a woman over the matter.

McDonald started in 14 games with the 49ers last season, recording three sacks and 26 tackles.

Staff writer Austin Knoblauch contributed to this report.

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