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NFL player Ray McDonald arrested in domestic violence case

Santa Clara Police Department

 (Santa Clara Police Department)

Police say Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald assaulted a woman who was holding a baby and was arrested for domestic violence in Northern California.

Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke reports that McDonald was arrested at 7 a.m. Monday on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment.

It was not immediately known if the woman or the baby were injured.

The Bears did not respond to a message seeking comment Monday. His agent Tom Condon also did not return calls for comment.

In December, the 49ers released McDonald.

Chicago signed McDonald to a one-year contract in March. Late last year, prosecutors announced they had declined to file charges against McDonald in a separate domestic violence probe linked to an August arrest during a party at his Northern California home. A different woman has also accused McDonald of rape.