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Ex-San Francisco 49ers player Ray McDonald charged with rape

Discussion in 'Sports' started by creedito, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. creedito

    creedito Forum Veteran Established

    Former San Francisco
    49ers defensive end Ray McDonald
    has been charged with rape by
    intoxication, and current 49ers
    linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been
    charged with sexual battery of the
    same woman on the same night,
    prosecutors said on Wednesday.
    The felony indictment against
    McDonald, marking the latest
    abuse scândâl to embroil the National
    Football League, stems from a
    December 2014 incident at his home,
    according to the Santa Clara County
    District Attorney's Office.
    The eight-year NFL veteran faces up
    to eight years in prison if convicted of
    the rape charge. McDonald was
    arrested on Wednesday and released
    after posting $100,000 bail. His
    arraignment was set for Sept. 25, the
    prosecutor's office said in a
    statement.
    Brooks, 31, was charged separately
    with misdemeanor sexual battery
    stemming from an alleged assault that
    occurred the same evening against
    the same woman McDonald is
    accused of raping. Brooks' charge
    carries a maximum sentence of six
    months in jail.
    Prosecutors did not immediately
    furnish copies of the indictment
    returned this week or other charging
    documents and declined to detail the
    circumstances of the offenses.
    McDonald has said he and his accuser
    had a consensual sexual encounter.
    McDonald and Brooks are the latest of
    a string of current and former pro
    football players accused of domestic
    abuse or crimes, bringing the NFL
    under intense scrutiny and criticism
    for the off-field behavior of its
    athletes.
    In July, NFL free agent safety C.J.
    Spillman was charged with sexual
    assault in a September incident at a
    Dallas-area hotel when he was
    playing for the Cowboys.
    The month before, Hall of Fame
    defensive tackle Warren Sapp was
    charged in Las Vegas with three
    counts of domestic abuse months after
    his arrest for soliciting a prostitute.
    The grand jury that indicted McDonald
    declined to charge him with felony
    false imprisonment and other
    domestic violence charges stemming
    from a May 2015 incident in which he
    was accused of assaulting his ex-
    fiancee as she held their 2-month-old
    child, the district attorney's office
    said.
    Two days after that incident, after
    posting bail, McDonald was arrested
    again for violating a restraining order
    by visiting her residence. The grand
    jury did indict him on a charge of
    breaching that restraining order, which
    carries a maximum penalty of one
    year in jail, the prosecutor's office
    said.
    McDonald was released by the 49ers
    in December, after he was named as a
    possible suspect in the rape case. The
    Chicago Bears signed him in March
    but released him in May after the
    arrest involving his former fiancee.
    Neither the NFL nor the 49ers had an
    immediate comment about
    McDonald's indictment.
    In a statement about the charges
    against Brooks, 49ers General
    Manager Trent Baalke said the team
    takes any charge against its players
    seriously and was "in communication
    with the NFL." He said Brooks would
    not participate in Saturday's
    preseason game against the Denver
    Broncos, and the team sent him home
    from Colorado to California.
     
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