SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) – Former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald was arrested Wednesday for the second time in three days after authorities said he violated a restraining order.
According to a statement from the Santa Clara Police Department, McDonald violated a restraining for being at a home in Santa Clara around 2:50 p.m. Wednesday. The restraining order was issued after McDonald was arrested earlier this week for domestic violence and child endangerment.
Detectives found McDonald at a Togo’s Sandwiches on the 2200 block of Tasman Drive. McDonald was arrested without incident.
Shirin Dashti, who works at the Togo’s, told KPIX 5 that she saw McDonald come in and hang around for a few minutes before leaving. “He looked a little distraught. He did look a little distraught, he seemed just out of it,” Dashti said.
McDonald was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail before bailing out Wednesday night. He declined to answer questions about the arrest after being released.
On Monday morning, McDonald was arrested after police said he assaulted a woman who appeared to be his ex-fiancee. Police said she was holding their baby when she was assaulted.
McDonald has had a series of legal issues dating back to last year. Last August, McDonald was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence against his former fiancee, who was pregnant at the time. The charges were eventually dropped.
Last December, McDonald was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at his home. The charges are expected to be dropped and McDonald filed a defamation lawsuit against his accuser.
McDonald was drafted by the 49ers and played eight seasons with the team. He was signed by the Chicago Bears in the offseason, but the team cut him after Monday’s arrest.