The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald on Sunday following a domestic violence arrest in California.
McDonald was arrested at 7 a.m. Monday on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment. Police say he assaulted a woman while she was holding a baby at his home in Santa Clara. He was found about three hours later at a home in San Jose and arrested. Police did not disclose whether the woman or the baby were injured.
"We believe in second chances, but when we signed Ray we were very clear what our expectations were if he was to remain a Bear," Bears General Manager Ryan Pace said in a statement. "He was not able to meet the standard."
Bears offensive lineman Chris Long reacted to the move by tweeting, "Good riddance."
Chicago signed McDonald to a one-year contract in late March knowing it was a gamble given his history of legal issues.
In December, the San Francisco 49ers released the 30-year-old, citing a "pattern of poor decisionmaking." He was investigated in a domestic violence case last August and wasn't charged because of a lack of cooperation by the alleged victim, and he was accused of rape in March. The Santa Clara County district attorney is considering whether to file charges in that case.
NCAA treats Big Ten well
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Other Big Ten teams in the field are league tournament champion Michigan, Maryland, Iowa and Indiana.
UCLA (42-14) was awarded the top overall seed, edging out LSU (48-10).
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AROUND THE HORN
College tennis: North Carolina's Jamie Loeb defeated Stanford's Carol Zhao 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 in Waco, Texas, and won the NCAA women's singles championship. Virginia's Ryan Shane won the men's title, beating Wake Forest freshman Noah Rubin 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1.
Pro golf: Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington made bogey on his final hole and failed to qualify for the U.S. Open from a sectional tournament in Surrey, England.
Men's lacrosse: Denver won its first NCAA men's championship, beating Maryland 10-5 in Philadelphia behind five goals from senior Wesley Berg. Carson Cannon of Stillwater was among Denver's defensemen in the final.
College golf: Alabama's Emma Talley won the NCAA women's championship, shooting a 3-under 69 for a 285 total. She became the fifth player to win the NCAA title and the U.S. Women's Amateur, which she won in 2013.
Minnesota Scene: El Seventyseven won the $75,000 Honor The Hero Stakes at Canterbury Park after finishing second in the race in 2013 and third last year. Rockin Home placed and Castletown showed.