The San Francisco 49ers have released Ray McDonald amid sexual assault allegations that led to a search of his home by the police. The 49ers stood by defensive lineman Ray McDonald when he was suspected of domestic assault earlier this season.
A woman claimed she was “Possibly” sexually assaulted by Ray McDonald which led to a search of his home. The San Francisco 49ers said they released Ray McDonald because of a pattern of behavior that the team finds unacceptable.
The 49ers really had their hands tied with the NFL suspending Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and Adrian Peterson for various off the field issues. McDonald clearly at the very least keeps showing poor judgment in getting into bad situations. And McDonald could be considered a predator if he is guilty of sexual assault and possibly the earlier domestic assault claim from which he was never charged by police.
The 49ers releasing Ray McDonald will hopefully send a message to NFL players that their careers are in jeopardy if they commit crimes. I applaud the 49ers for releasing McDonald and if he is guilty of sexual assault I hope he never plays in the NFL again.