Rich Lieberman interviews an expert who says Ray McDonald will be charged. Here is the link.
I have no idea what the DA in San Jose is going to do with Ray McDonald’s case. But the lawyer being interviewed “predicted” that McDonald would be indited either on the evidence or because of the Ray Rice uproar.
That’s not a very reassuring analysis of our judicial system.
There’s also information about what the DA is currently doing (interviewing witnesses) that doesn’t jive with the today’s report that the police haven’t sent the case to the DA yet because they are not finished with their investigation.
Matt Barrows and others:
McDonald court date postponed – Monday’s court hearing for Ray McDonald, who was arrested Aug. 31 on suspicion of domestic abuse, has been postponed.
Investigators still are gathering information and have not passed the case to the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office, which will decide whether to file charges against McDonald, the 49ers’ starting left defensive end.
I wonder where Rich Lieberman got his information about the DA interviewing witnesses. Do you think it’s correct?
Here is the FULL quote from Cardoza, unedited:
“In my opinion criminal domestic violence, (DV), charges will be filed against Ray McDonald. The real question, will he be charged because there is enough evidence or because of the national spotlight on DV despite lack of evidence. Either way expect to see him, (McDonald), in a criminal court soon.”
Cardoza made the comment knowing the case has not been as of yet, referred to the SC County DA’s office.
I amended the original post and noted the DA’s office has still not received the case as of Sept. 12th.
Thanks for the reply Rich, and for clarifying your original post.
One thing I think we can count on with the McDonald case is that the DA won’t be able to keep it low key, sweep it under the carpet or be influenced to go light on him. There will be too much scrutiny now because of Rice’s outcome in the NJ legal system.
I suspect that they will have some tough decisions to make after they sort through all the facts and testimony. They won’t go light but they will also have to be conscious not to go overboard either.
If no charges end up being filed, you can be fairly certain they didn’t have a winnable case.
i’m sorry, but until Ray McDonald is found guilty (convicted, not arrested or charged) by either a judge or a jury of his peers (would those be professional athletes?), he is guilty of nothing and should be allowed to continue playing just like any of us would be allowed to continue working our jobs, and highly doubtful that many of our employers would be notified or have knowledge of our arrests, so why are athletes and celebrities held to a different standard?
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.