Bears defensive end Ray McDonald was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment over the weekend. The Bears subsequently cut him.
According to the Santa Clara (Calif.) Police Department, officers were dispatched to McDonald’s home after he was accused of assaulting a woman holding a baby. He left his residence before police arrived and was later at the San Jose home of former 49ers teammate Justin Smith.
The San Jose Mercury News has obtained the entire audio from the 911 call. A redacted form was released on Tuesday by the California Highway Patrol. In the full context, McDonald is accused by his ex-fiancee of breaking down a door and trying to take an infant.
From the San Jose Mercury News:
The 3:48 a.m. emergency call, which was relayed to Santa Clara police, also alleged that when the woman tried to barricade herself in a bedroom with the infant she had with McDonald, the 6-foot-3, 290-pound defense lineman broke down the door and tried to take the baby from her before leaving, by himself, in a car. She said she received a call from her daughter … advising that her boyfriend Ray McDonald was being violent, the dispatcher said. She tried to lock herself in her bedroom but he broke the door down … Ex is trying to leave now with her infant. Later in the recording, an officer said, If he decides he wants to run, we’re not going to chase, we know who he is.
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