49ers release Ray McDonald


Citing his “pattern of poor behavior,” the San Francisco 49ers announced today that the team has released defensive lineman Ray McDonald.

Earlier in the day, local law authorities said they were investigating McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault.

San Jose Police Department Sgt. Heather Randol said an area hospital notified police late Tuesday night that a woman was seeking treatment and that detectives had searched McDonald’s San Jose home.

“The victim alleged she was possibly sexually assaulted a day prior,” Randol said. “Based on preliminary investigation, detectives secured a search warrant and served it at the alleged suspect’s residence in San Jose.”

No arrests have been made, nor have charges been filed.

The investigation marks the second time in recent months that McDonald has been the subject of a police investigation.


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