The Chicago Bears promptly fired 30-year-old defensive lineman Ray McDonald on Tuesday after police in Santa Clara, California, arrested him on domestic violence and child endangerment charges. On Monday, police responded to a domestic disturbance call at his home. When they arrived, McDonald was nowhere to be found, but police say they discovered he’d allegedly assaulted a woman while she was holding a baby. A few hours later, authorities nabbed McDonald in San Jose. The San Francisco 49ers had just released McDonald last December following accusations of domestic violence. Charges in that case were ultimately dropped due to a lack of evidence. Nevertheless, Chicago gave McDonald a second chance and signed him to a one-year contract. But on Tuesday, the team released a statement saying McDonald had not met the expectations that had been set for him. Bears offensive lineman responded to the news on Twitter with a post that said, “Good riddance,” a sentiment many people will share.
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