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Monday's Sports In Brief (The Associated Press) ( yesterday ) Courtesy of
The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby. McDonald was taken into custody Monday on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke said. Police say the assault happened at his home in Santa Clara. Yahoo! Mon, May 25
 
Bears release Ray McDonald after arrest in California (The Associated Press) ( yesterday ) Courtesy of
The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby. McDonald was taken into custody at 7 a.m. Monday on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke said. Police say the assault happened at his home in Santa Clara. Yahoo! Mon, May 25
 
Chicago Bears drop defender McDonald after new arrest (AFP) ( yesterday ) Courtesy of
Defensive end Ray McDonald was released by the Chicago Bears, hours after being arrested in California on charges of domestic violence and child endangerment. It was the third incident in nine months for McDonald, although no charges have yet been filed against him in any of the cases. McDonald was arrested last August on suspicion of felony domestic violence but he was never charged. Yahoo! Mon, May 25
 
NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters) ( yesterday ) Courtesy of
The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald after he was arrested on charges of domestic violence and child endangerment in Santa Clara, Calif., on Monday. Police said in a news release that McDonald was arrested after officers said he "physically assaulted the victim while she was holding a baby." - - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson plans to skip this week's organized team activities and possibly send a message that he still wants to be traded. A source close to Peterson told Yahoo Sports on Sunday night that Peterson has not wavered privately about his wish to continue his career with another franchise. Yahoo! Mon, May 25
 
Chicago Bears look bad, cut Ray McDonald after latest arrest (Shutdown Corner) ( yesterday ) Courtesy of
The Chicago Bears could have said that they were signing Ray McDonald because he was a good defensive end and they didn't care at all about his past. That would have been the truth, right? Instead they tried to spin it, and that looks pretty dumb after McDonald was arrested again on Monday. CSN Bay Area confirmed that McDonald was arrested on a domestic violence charge. Damian Trujillo of NBC Bay Area first broke the news , and he said McDonald was arrested for domestic violence and possible child endangerment. The Santa Clara Police Department, in a news release , said McDonald was accused of physically assaulting a female while she was holding a baby. UPDATE: The Bears cut McDonald on Monday afternoon, shortly after that police report was released. " 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," Bears general manager Ryan Pace said, via tweets on the team's Twitter feed. " He was not able to meet the standard and the decision was made to release him." Bears guard Kyle Long tweeted this right after the Bears cut McDonald: Good riddance — KL (@Ky1eLong) May 25, 2015 McDonald was involved in another domestic violence case last year when he was with the San Francisco 49ers. Charges were never brought because there was insufficient evidence. The NFL cleared McDonald of any personal-conduct policy violation. He was also accused of a sexual assault, and according to the San Jose Mercury News he planned to sue the woman who made that accusation. The 49ers released him late last season. The Bears, knowing McDonald could help their defense, ignored his legal past (Bears owner George McCaskey used the time-honored excuse for signing McDonald that " my assessment was 'bad decision-making,' allowing himself to be in the wrong place at the wrong time," via the Chicago Tribune ), and signed him. "An alleged victim, I think -- much like anybody else who has a bias in this situation -- there's a certain amount of discounting in what they have to say," McCaskey said in March about McDonald, via the Chicago Tribune. "But our personnel department had done its work looking into the background and the incidents." McCaskey said he had deep conversations with McDonald that led him to giving Pace permission to sign McDonald. Wonder how the owner feels about that now. What makes it weird is the Bears' excuses for signing him. The Bears actually tried to sell the public on McDonald's gesture of paying for his own plane flight to Chicago to meet with the team as a big turning point in the decision. No matter that he had a history of arrests, a very rich man paid for his own flight! They really, seriously put this forth as a good reason to sign him. No lie. McCaskey actually said in that interview, via the Tribune, that his first answer to signing McDonald had been no, but he started to change his mind after McDonald said he'd come out to visit. Unbelievable. They talked to who they wanted to talk to and heard what they wanted to hear. What message did they really expect from McDonald? McCaskey said he talked to McDonald's parents, who aren't exactly impartial in the matter. Like most NFL teams who want to add a player with red flags — the Seattle Seahawks and their drafting of Michigan defensive end Frank Clark comes to mind — they hear what they want because the player in question is really good at football and then try to spin the public (and maybe themselves) on it being OK to make the move. When you start hearing about "decision making" and being in "wrong place at the wrong time," just know that you're being played. Now there are more questions after McDonald's latest arrest that need to be answered. Pace, the team's new GM, brought the idea to McCaskey. Vic Fangio, McDonald's defensive coordinator with San Francisco who is now with the Bears, supported the move. Fangio actually called two teams after McDonald was released by San Francisco stumping for the player, the Chicago Sun-Times said . Presumably head coach John Fox was on board too. They helped convince the owner to sign the guy, who less than three months later was arrested again. It's a mess for Chicago now, something they could have seen coming if that's what they wanted to see. - - - - - - - Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdowncorner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab Yahoo! Mon, May 25
 
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