Ray McDonald will play for 49ers this week

Even though he was arrested in a domestic violence incident, the San Francisco 49ers plan to play defensive end Ray McDonald this Sunday in their game against the Cowboys, reports CSN Bay Area.

The ideology on this can go either way. The 49ers could punish McDonald for being involved and implicated in such a situation. Or they can wait until the legal process plays itself out. It appears the Niners are opting for the latter approach.

The initial report of McDonald's arrest stated that the alleged victim is pregnant. San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke released a statement following news of the arrest.

"The 49ers organization is aware of the recent reports regarding Ray McDonald and we take such matters seriously," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. "As we continue to gather the facts, we will reserve further comment.”

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh also went on the record and stated that the organization does not condone domestic violence. If McDonald is found responsible in any way for his role in a domestic violence incident, he'd likely face a six-game suspension under NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's new policy.

Until McDonald gets to that point, it looks as if he'll be able to play with his current team.

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