The San Francisco 49ers have finally released defensive lineman Ray McDonald, it was announced earlier today.
At a press conference this afternoon, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke announced that the team had released the defensive end McDonald after he was being investigated for yet another serious offense.
That offense is rape. This morning, police confirmed that McDonald was a suspect in a rape investigation, just months after he was arrested on domestic violence charges following an incident with his pregnant fiance.
Apparently all it took for the 49ers to finally snap was a rape investigation. Where there's smoke there's fire and San Francisco have finally decided to get rid of McDonald.
This is after months of standing by their 3rd round pick form the 2007 draft. The 49ers kept playing McDonald after the domestic violence arrest citing 'due process', firmly standing with the man they gave a $20million dollar contract too.
McDonald has not yet been arrested or charged with anything related to this rape allegation, but Baalke explained that the team decided to release him based on a "pattern of poor decision-making."
This is just the latest in a long line of NFL players being arrested and investigated for heinous acts this season. In 2014 alone we've had Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and various others arrested. Ray McDonald isn't the first and he certainly won't be the last.