The Chicago Bears have signed former San Francisco 49ers DE Ray McDonald, who was arrested twice in 2014 on suspicion domestic violence and rape – he was convicted of neither.
According to ESPN NFL insider Chris Mortensen, the Bears agreed to terms with the controversial defensive lineman in order to reunite defensive coordinator Vic Fangio with one of his top supporting players from his days with the 49ers.
49ers DT Ray McDonald will NOT be charged with domestic violence
Police search 49ers DT Ray McDonald’s house in rape investigation
San Francisco 49ers DT Ray McDonald arrested for domestic violence
Yes, Bears are signing former 49ers DT Ray McDonald. Play for new Bears DC Vic Fangio before being cut in December
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 24, 2015
McDonald was arrested in a felony domestic violence case in August, but prosecutors said in November that he would not be charged. McDonald was later accused of rape in December. The 49ers released him that same day, and he’s been without a team since. Earlier this month, McDonald sued the woman that accused him of rape because he was never charged in the incident and it cost him his job.
In eight seasons with the 49ers, McDonald played in 115 games and had 68 starts. Since 2011 he has 14.5 sacks and over 150 tackles.