After several days making headlines for all the wrong reasons, you'd have thought defensive end Ray McDonald would be doing his best to keep a low profile.
The former San Francisco 49ers man was fired by his latest employees, the Chicago Bears, on Monday after allegations, and an arrest, for domestic violence and child endangerment. This was followed yesterday by the release of a shocking 911 tape detailing the claims made against the NFL player.
And now, it looks like things have just gone from bad to worse for the controversial player after he was arrested by authorities for a second time in less than three days.
Per Santa Clara, Cal. police McDonald was arrested yesterday after violating a restraining order which, according to the statement released today, was issued after Monday's incident:
"The restraining order Ray McDonald violated was issued as a result of his earlier domestic violence and child endangerment arrest which occurred in Santa Clara on May 25, 2015. - Santa Clara police."
It is believed that the DE had returned to the home of his former fiancee where it is alleged he broke down a bedroom door and tried to take his child from the property on Monday.
According to McDonald's attorney, Steve DeFilippis, though, "neither he nor his client had been notified about the restraining order." DeFilippis told the San Jose Mercury News that McDonald had returned to the home while his ex was out in order to meet a defense investigator.
At this stage police are still investigating the original allegations but this latest run in with the law is likely another blow to Ray McDonald's hopes of a future in the NFL.
Since August last year McDonald has been arrested on a separate domestic violence charge as well as being named as a suspect in a sexual assault investigation. No formal charges have been brought against him to date but he has seen two roster spots, with the 49ers and Chicago Bears, disappear in that time.
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