The NFL could have an early chance to try out their new domestic violence policy, as San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested and booked early this morning in a domestic violence incident. No bail has been set.

McDonald—who is a big part of the Niners’ plans and has started 45 of 48 games played since 2011—was previously arrested for a DUI in 2010, and could be facing a massive penalty from Roger Goodell and the league office. Following the backlash to the discipline (or lack thereof) that Ray Rice received following his incident over the summer, the NFL announced on Friday that a first offense for domestic violence would incur a minimum six game suspension, with a second offense earning a lifetime ban from the league.

We’ll see this week if the NFL is ready to back up their big words.


[via SF Gate]