SANTA CLARA (KCBS) — In the wake of high-profile cases involving NFL players, Santa Clara city leaders took a stand issuing a resolution on Tuesday against domestic violence, but didn’t mention the recent arrest of a 49er player.
The resolution, which was unanimously approved by the council, calls on the San Francisco 49ers and NFL to do all they can to eradicate domestic violence and protect victims within their respective team and league. But nowhere was 49er defensive linemen Ray McDonald, who was arrested in August on suspicion of domestic violence, mentioned.READ MORE: Oakland Unveils Environmental Impact Report On A's Howard Terminal Stadium Project
McDonald has not yet been charged with a crime.
Kathleen Krenek, director of Next Door’s Solutions to Domestic Violence, spoke in favor of the resolution.
“It’s easy to look at others; it’s easy to keep it out of our reach but the big work happens when we start dealing with it in our community,” she said.
Some who spoke at the council meeting, however, said want a resolution that takes the 49ers to task.READ MORE: Twitter Announces 'Super Follows,' Will Let Users Charge Followers To See Premium Posts
“With the the 49ers as our partners, and having their business and their field in Santa Clara, I think it speaks volumes that they don’t stand up and make a very strong statement against this,” one woman, who didn’t give her name, said to the council.
The measure also calls on the city manager to explore ideas on how city resources can be used to prevent domestic violence.
Councilwoman Lisa Gilmore said that she’s already heard of domestic violence attacks at the Levi’s Stadium.
“Men beating up on their girlfriends at the game—at the game—and with stitches and taken away, and this is happening as they are supposed to be enjoying a sports event,” she said.MORE NEWS: Decision Ending Ban On High-Capacity Magazines Back Before 9th Circuit
Earlier this month, the San Francisco Board Of Supervisors passed a resolution calling the 49ers to not let McDonald play until prosecutors decide if they will file charges.