Never a week goes by in the NFL without something dramatic happening and the latest explosive story to break this offseason is right out of Chicago.
The Bears took a massive gamble when they decided to sign former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald following a year of complete and utter controversy with the NFC West team.
McDonald was caught up in a domestic violence case last year before being accused of rape. When the accusation of rape arised, McDonald was almost immediately fired from the 49ers. Surprisingly, the Chicago Bears offered the star player a second chance, even though their chairman George McCaskey was reluctant for his general manger Ryan Pace to complete the deal.
In a huge twist of events, it was reported on Sunday night that McDonald had been arrested again after an incident relating to domestic violence and potential child endangerment. Safe to say this fact embarrassed Pace and the Bears, and they acted swiftly by firing McDonald.
"The Bears announced in a brief statement Monday they were cutting ties with McDonald, who was arrested earlier in the day on misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment charges, Santa Clara (Calif.) law enforcement officials confirmed to NFL Media," NFL.com reported.
Bears left embarrassed
Naturally, Pace will be disappointed by McDonald's latest alleged actions and speaking on Tuesday, the GM explained that this was the defensive end's second chance and he has now well and truly blown it.
"We believe in second chances, but when we signed Ray we were very clear what our expectations were if he was to remain a Bear," general manager Ryan Pace explained. "He was not able to meet the standard and the decision was made to release him."
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