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Ray McDonald: The truth will come out, I’m a good-hearted person

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Aldon Smith #99 and Ray McDonald #91 congratulates each other after they sacked Andrew Luck quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts during the first quarter at Candlestick Park on September 22, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Ray McDonald, the 49ers defensive lineman who was arrested for domestic violence this weekend, spoke briefly with a local television station and said he hopes people know that he’s a good man.

After he was released from jail, McDonald talked to KTVU but would not go into any specifics about his case.

“The truth will come out, you know. I can’t say too much right now but the truth will come out. Everybody knows what kind of person I am. I’m a good-hearted person,” McDonald said.

McDonald is facing felony domestic violence charges. Police say he was arrested early Sunday morning after police were called to his home. He is accused of striking his pregnant girlfriend.

The arrest came just days after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged that he did not act strongly enough in response to the domestic violence incident involving Ravens running back Ray Rice. Goodell has said that he will take stronger action in the future when players are accused of domestic violence, suggesting that unless McDonald is fully exonerated, he is facing a lengthy suspension.