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Ex-Bear Ray McDonald posts bail after California arrest

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  • FILE - This Nov. 23, 2014,  file photo shows San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Police say Chicago Bears defensive end McDonald has been accused of domestic violence in Northern California, the latest arrest for the former San Francisco 49er. McDonald was taken into custody Monday, May 25,  2015, on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment.

    FILE - This Nov. 23, 2014, file photo shows San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Police say Chicago Bears defensive end McDonald has been accused of domestic violence in Northern California, the latest arrest for the former San Francisco 49er. McDonald was taken into custody Monday, May 25, 2015, on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment.

 
By Kristin J. Bender And Andrew Seligman
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- NFL player Ray McDonald has been released from jail after posting bail for a domestic violence arrest in Northern California.

McDonald walked out of a Santa Clara County jail in San Jose on Monday afternoon, pushing past television cameras and reporters as he got into a taxi.

His departure came several hours after his morning arrest on suspicion of the assault on a woman who was holding a baby.

Later in the day the Chicago Bears released the defensive end because of the arrest that followed a pattern of similar incidents.

Phone calls to McDonald's agent Tom Condon weren't immediately returned.

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