New Violence Case to Test NFL Suspension Policy
So much for deterrence. Days after the league adopted a tough domestic violence policy, it has its first case. San Francisco defensive end Ray McDonald was arrested Sunday for “inflicting injury on a spouse or cohabitant,” reportedly leaving a pregnant girlfriend with bruises. Pregnancy is an aggravating factor in the new NFL rules, so this could be curtains for the 290-pound 49er. For the league, it’s a chance to prove its red line is not made of chalk.