Police arrest 49ers' McDonald on domestic violence charges

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SF police arrest 49ers' McDonald on domestic violence charges
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San Jose police have booked Ray McDonald, defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers, into jail on domestic violence charges.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Jose police have booked Ray McDonald, defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers, into jail on domestic violence charges.

According to police Sgt. Heather Randol, officers responded to reports of violence in the 2500 block of Bentley Ridge Driver around 2:45 a.m.

Police say McDonald was taken into custody without incident and booked into Santa Clara County Jail on felony domestic violence charges.

This news comes after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced sweeping changes to the league's domestic abuse policy on Thursday. The new rules include a six game suspension for a first offense and a lifetime ban after the second.

"The 49ers 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," San Francisco 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said in a statement.

McDonald is a defensive lineman. This is his eighth year in the NFL. He played college football at Florida.

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was suspended on Friday over assault weapons charges and a DUI arrest.

Bay City News contributed to this report.