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Bears' Ray McDonald Arrested For Domestic Violence, Child Endangerment

UPDATE: The Bears have released McDonald. Click here for the updated story.

(CBS) -- Chicago Bears defensive lineman Ray McDonald is in trouble with the law again after being arrested for domestic violence and for child endangerment Monday morning, according to Santa Clara police.

Police say after they were dispatched to a residence owned by McDonald in Santa Clara, Calif., at about 3:48 a.m., officers learned McDonald assaulted the victim while she was holding a baby.

McDonald left the residence after the alleged assault, and he was arrested at a home in San Jose, police said.

McDonald was signed by the Bears in March to a one-year deal. He was arrested last year on suspicion of felony domestic violence in August and was investigated for an alleged sexual assault last December. He wasn't charged in either case.

McDonald was released by the San Francisco 49ers shortly after the December incident. Bears Chairman George McCaskey initially nixed the idea of signing of McDonald but gave his approval after a personal meeting with the lineman.

Four days ago, McDonald filed a defamation lawsuit against the woman who accused him of sexual assault last December.

The 6-foot-3, 290-pound McDonald had three sacks in 14 games in 2014. He's played in 115 career games, with 68 starts. He has 19.5 career sacks.

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