San Francisco 49ers Ray McDonald Arrested for Domestic Violence: SJPD

He has posted $25,000 bail and has been released from jail, police said

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    San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald was arrested for domestic violence, according to San Jose police. Derek Shore reports. (Published Monday, Sep 1, 2014)

    The San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald was arrested for domestic violence overnight, San Jose police confirmed.

    San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol said the 29-year-old was taken into custody early Sunday after officers responded to a domestic violence incident at a home in an upscale neighborhood at the 2500 block of Bentley Ridge Drive, SJPD said in a release.

    McDonald was taken into custody without incident and booked into Santa Clara County Jail on felony domestic violence charges, according to the release. He has posted $25,000 bail and has been released from jail, police said.

    So far, McDonald is not saying much about the incident.

    "It's a crazy situation," said McDonald, as he walked out of the jail less than 10 hours after his arrest.

    McDonald's alleged victim may have been pregnant, sources told NBC Bay Area's Damian Trujillo.

    RAW VIDEO: 49ers Ray McDonald Leaves Santa Clara County Jail RAW VIDEO: 49ers Ray McDonald Leaves Santa Clara County Jail Here is raw video of 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald leaving the Santa Clara County Jail Sunday morning after posting bail, following his arrest for felony domestic violence. (Published Sunday, Aug 31, 2014)

    He was apparently involved in an altercation with his fiancee, who had bruises on her arms and neck, according to the Sacramento Bee. 49ers teammates Vernon Davis and Demarcus Dobbs were also reportedly present, the Bee reported.

    But McDonald maintained his innocence.

    "The truth will come out," he said. "Everybody knows what kind of person I am."

    The 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said in a statement Sunday that the organization is "aware of the recent reports regarding Ray McDonald and we take such matters seriously. As we continue to gather the facts, we will reserve further comment.”

    McDonald, who has been playing for the 49ers since 2007, was arrested on the same street where 49ers' outside linebacker Aldon Smith was busted for a DUI last September, sources told NBC Bay Area.

    The NFL has suspended Smith on Friday for the first nine games of the 2014 season for violating the league's policies on substance abuse and personal conduct.

    McDonald's arrest comes after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a tougher domestic abuse policy on Thursday. NFL players will be subject to a six-week game suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second, according to the new rules.