Report: McDonald arrested for outstanding warrant


Report: McDonald arrested for outstanding warrant

49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested Wednesday morning for an outstanding warrant after his 2010 arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a report by the Contra Costa Times.

McDonald was arrested June 12 of last year for suspicion of driving under the influence in San Mateo County, and seemed remorseful at the time.

REWIND: 49ers' McDonald arrested for suspicion of DUI

"I just want to apologize for making this a distraction because that's not my intent." McDonald said in a statement after the initial arrest. "My intent is to come out here and work hard and try to win ballgames. I don't want this to be a distraction for the fans, my family, my teammates."

He had a court date scheduled for July 22, where he pled no contest to driving under the influence. According to the Sacramento Bee, McDonald was put on probation and required to take the requisite DUI offender's class. On Aug. 9, a 7,500 warrant was issued for his arrest after McDonald either failed to complete the class, or provide proof of its completion.

Fast forward to Wednesday morning at 2 a.m. when McDonald was pulled over for a traffic violation by Sunnyvale Police and subsequently arrested when officers learned of his outstanding warrant.

The report indicates McDonald was cooperative and no other charges are being filed, but discipline from the 49ers or NFL could follow.

McDonald joins fellow defensive lineman Aldon Smith as 49ers who have been arrested this offseason, as Smith was arrested for driving under the influence Jan. 28 in Miami.

McDonald, 27, signed a five-year, 20 million contract in July, and followed it up with his best year. In his fifth NFL season -- all with the 49ers -- McDonald recorded career-highs with 29 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles.

Report: Stubblefield taken into custody, booked into jail in no-bail case

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Report: Stubblefield taken into custody, booked into jail in no-bail case

Former 49ers defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield is behind bars. 

According to the Mercury News, Stubblefield was led away from court to jail in handcuffs Friday after a judge found there was probable cause to hold him over for trial on charges of rape stemming from May 2015. 

Stubblefield is charged with raping an intellectually disabled woman on April 9, 2015 at his Morgan Hill home when she had gone to interview for a babysitting job. 

According to the same report, Stubblefield had been free on $250,000 bail for more than a year. But the judge ordered him taken into custody Friday after prosecutors formally added the allegation that Stubblefield used a gun during the assault, which made it a no-bail case.

Stubblefield has pleaded not guilty and publicly denied the five felony charges and gun enhancement that prosecutors say could lead to at least 15 years to life in prison if he is convicted.

Stubblefield played 11 seasons in the NFL, including the first five with the 49ers. He later returned to the 49ers in 2001 and ’02, before finishing his career with the Raiders.

Stubblefield, a first-round pick of the 49ers in 1993, was the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year after recording 10.5 sacks. He was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year with a career-high 15 sacks in 1997. He signed a lucrative contract with Washington in 1998.

Drafted by Baalke with injury, former 49ers WR signs with Colts


Drafted by Baalke with injury, former 49ers WR signs with Colts

The 49ers recently re-signed eight of the 10 players who finished the season on the team’s practice squad.

Wide receiver DeAndre Smelter, who was not among the first wave of 49ers signings to 2018 contracts, signed Wednesday with the Indianapolis Colts, ending his three-season association with the organization.

Smelter was one of general manager Trent Baalke’s redshirt draft picks. The team selected him in the fourth round of the 2015 draft despite a torn ACL that ended his final season at Georgia Tech.

Smelter spent his first season on an injured list. He was waived at the beginning of the past two seasons, finishing both years on the 49ers’ practice squad. Smelter appeared in two games in 2016 and caught one pass for 23 yards.

Last season, the 49ers signed wide receivers Louis Murphy and Max McCaffrey to spots on the 53-man roster instead of Smelter, who remained on the practice squad.

Wide receiver DeAndre Carter, who also spent the entire season on the practice squad, was signed recently to the team’s 90-man roster.

Others who finished the season on the 49ers practice squad to remain on the team’s offseason roster are: quarterback Nick Mullens, tight end Cole Wick, offensive linemen Andrew Lauderdale and Pace Murphy, linebacker Boseko Lokombo, and defensive backs Trovon Reed and Channing Stribling.

The 49ers also signed fullback Malcolm Johnson, who spent last season on injured reserve with the Seattle Seahawks. Johnson appeared in 19 games over the 2015 and ’16 seasons with the Cleveland Browns. He was a sixth-round draft pick in ’15.

Offensive linemen Cameron Hunt, who finished the season on the 49ers’ practice squad, remains unsigned. Guard JP Flynn is also unsigned. He sustained a torn patellar tendon in November and underwent surgery that was expected to keep him out up to nine months.