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Ray McDonald reportedly assaulted a woman holding a baby

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It seems like the controversy just can't stay away from the NFL in recent years with players being arrested for several different issues or the league discovering huge examples of cheating in big games.

With the league still reeling from the conclusion of the Deflategate scandal in last seasons AFC Championship game, the controversy hasn't stopped.

After all the issues last summer with players being arrested and inevitably fired after domestic violence cases, the league faced a lot of criticism.

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Fans were outraged over the treatment of men like Ray Rice who was initially given a two game ban before being suspended indefinitely.

Commissioner Roger Goodell faced a lot of criticism in the aftermath of the Rice controversy and now, it appears he will be tested again.

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Earlier today it was announced that former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald had been arrested for domestic violence.

McDonald signed a one year contract with the Chicago Bears back in March which the Bears have been quick to end.

As big an issue as domestic violence is in the NFL and wider society, more details have emerged around McDonald's arrest that may make his case the worst of all.

McDonald has been reportedly arrested for domestic violence and child endangerment after he reportedly struck a woman who was holding a baby.

McDonald was reportedly arrested at the home of 49ers star Justin Smith in San Jose after he went there after the initial incident.

Evidently the future looks bleak for the former NFL star following his second domestic violence related arrest in a year.

A blow to the Bears

The Chicago Bears are in a bad situation right now as they find themselves inside an NFC North division where they are heavily outclassed.

The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions are once again expected to run the division with last year's NFC Championship contenders set to once again claim the division as their own.

Even the Minnesota Vikings have star runningback Adrian Peterson back at their disposal however the question over if he will actually play for them or not is still yet to be answered.

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