ray mcdonald

*The Chicago Bears took a chance on defensive end Ray McDonald, but ended up cutting him on Monday after his arrest on domestic violence and child endangerment charges in Santa Clara, California.

McDonald was released by the San Francisco 49ers last year amid allegations of sexual assault. That same year, he was also arrested in a domestic violence case against his pregnant fiancee. Prosecutors dropped the charges for lack of evidence.

On Monday morning, Santa Clara police officers responded to a disturbance call before dawn at a residence. McDonald was not there, but officers learned that he allegedly “physically assaulted the victim while she was holding a baby,” police stated.

The 30-year-old was arrested hours later in San Jose, police said.

By Monday afternoon, the Bears announced that McDonald was cut.

“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,” General Manager Ryan Pace said in a statement. “He was not able to meet the standard, and the decision was made to release him.”