2 BITS: McDonald arrested; Patton, Demps signed

By Adam Silverstein
August 31, 2014

1 » San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald, a seven-year NFL veteran who just last week restructured his contract, was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of felony domestic violence. According to NBC Bay Area reporter Damian Trujillo, who broke the story on Twitter, the San Jose Police Department confirmed McDonald was arrested at approximately 2:45 a.m. when officers were called to a residence. Trujillo, citing sources, further reports that the alleged domestic violence victim is pregnant. This is the second time in his professional career that McDonald has been arrested for a felony; he was first popped for driving under the influence in 2010.

Three days ago, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced harsher penalties for players and league employees involved in domestic violence or sexual assault incidents. A six-game suspension will be handed down to first offenders with a second violation resulting in an indefinite suspension that could on appeal last at least one season but may potentially be a lifetime ban. McDonald will be the first player testing these rules, though it is not known when or how the league will choose to hand down these penalties. With Goodell and the league under so much scrutiny following the seemingly slap-on-a-wrist two-game suspension dealt to running back Ray Rice, there is more pressure than ever for the NFL to act swiftly in these situations.

2 » Wide receiver Solomon Patton and running back Jeff Demps were two of three former Florida Gators players cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday. Both players have since cleared waivers and will now be signed to the team’s practice squad, according to Tampa Tribune beat writer Roy Cummings. Safety Major Wright, also cut by the Bucs, was one of four other Gators that received their walking papers on Saturday. The others included offensive linemen Jon Halapio (New England) and Maurice Hurt (Washington) and defensive end Justin Trattou (Minnesota).


  1. Dave Massey says:

    Another Meyer the liar protege gets arrested for a violent act. Shocking, just shocking, not really.

  2. Dave Massey says:

    And before any of the nitpickers say anything, yes he signed with Zook, but he still played for Meyer.

  3. gatorboi352 says:

    And I’m sure you tout the 06 and 08 championships with pride, too Dave.

    Something about throwing stones in a glass house….

    • Dave Massey says:

      Actually I don’t tout 06 and 08 because I know the first thing people will bring up is all the arrests and thugs involved. And they would be right. That is the legacy meyer the liar left with this program and soon will be brought down on the bucknuts. That relative of a chameleon won’t be changing colors.

      Take your spin and flush that poop down a different toilet.

      • gatorboi352 says:

        So you only acknowledge the 1996 championship?

        • Dave Massey says:

          That’s not what I said. There are a lot of players of those teams like Leak and Tebow who should be acknowledged. Meyer left a stain on the program and that’s a fact. You have made some ridiculous comments in the past and I’m not going to keep going back and forth over this. The fact is McDonald is accused of domestic violence against a pregnant woman and that is what my comment was about in the first place, and he is a Meyer boy. You are way off base with the rest of this.

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