The same week the NFL released its new policy on domestic violence, San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald was arrested for domestic violence.
I can’t make this stuff up.
The new policy states that a player will be suspended without pay for six games for the first offense. A second offense brings the player a season-long suspension.
According to reports, McDonald was arrested early Sunday morning on allegations of felony domestic violence. Police arrived around 3:00 a.m. and there were other 49ers players present. Not much else is known at this time.
If McDonald is charged, he will likely be the first recipient of the new suspension. However, with the season starting next week and the NFL’s ability to drag their feet, a suspension probably wouldn’t come until next season.