Fooch's Update: Ray McDonald has been released
ABC 7 News is reporting police have served a search warrant at the home of San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald in connection with an investigation into a rape allegation. Damian Trujillo first reported the warrant was served last night. ABC 7's Vic Lee is reporting the allegation of rape came within the last eight days, and the judge signed the search warrant on Tuesday. A search warrant has a probable cause standard, which requires a reasonable belief a crime has occurred. That differs from the standard of "beyond a reasonable doubt" in the court system.
We have no other information at this point, but will keep an eye out as details emerge. I'll keep this thread updated with tweets of any new information that arrives. It is too soon to speculate on anything, but we will be here to keep you looped in as new information arrives. This obviously will be a developing story.
Update No. 5:
Just talked to the mother of #49ers' Ray McDonald: "It’s laughable. It’s not true. Just believe me, there’s no truth to it."— Mike Rosenberg (@RosenbergMerc) December 17, 2014
Obviously, Mrs. McDonald was not there when these allegations occurred. She's talked to Ray since the search warrant was executed. #49ers— Mike Rosenberg (@RosenbergMerc) December 17, 2014
Update No. 4
Sources: Alleged victim was NOT McDonald's fiancé #49ers— Damian Trujillo (@newsdamian) December 17, 2014
Update No. 3
The NFL is aware of latest allegations against #49ers Ray McDonald and looking into it. Here is SJPD statement: pic.twitter.com/ltDlJJ7APR— Cam Inman (@CamInman) December 17, 2014
Update No. 2
From SJPD: Received call from local hospital re: alleged sexual assault victim who was receiving treatment at 10:43 a.m. Tuesday … #49ers— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) December 17, 2014
… Alleged victim told officers she was possibly sexually assaulted Mon. Initial investigation revealed #49ers Ray McDonald alleged suspect.— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) December 17, 2014
… Search warrant served at Ray McDonald’s house in San Jose on Tuesday. No arrests made. Investigation ongoing. #49ers— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) December 17, 2014
Update No. 1:
From SJPD: Received call from alleged sexual assault victim at 10:43 a.m. Tuesday. Initial investigation revealed suspect was Ray McDonald.— Eric Branch (@Eric_Branch) December 17, 2014