San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke spoke with the media Tuesday morning, and had a chance to address Ray McDonald's recent arrest for suspicion of felony domestic violence. Steve Corkran shot some video of it, and I've embedded that down below. I know this is a lot of Ray McDonald content, but this is a complicated situation that is constantly evolving.
Baalke confirmed that McDonald will at this point practice with the team, but he stated the team did not have enough information at this point to make a decision about his status for Sunday. He stated the team is currently in fact-finding mode to figure out what they can about the situation. Baalke was asked about Jim Harbaugh's comments this morning about a zero tolerance policy. Baalke said the situation hits home for him as he has two daughters, and he said it is unacceptable, and will not be tolerated.
He did not go into detail about the 49ers process over the last couple days, but he did say this:
"I don't know that we'll wait for the court process. Once again, we're in the mod of finding out as many facts as we can. Talking to as many people as we can. Trying to make the best decision we can for everybody involved. The organization, the player, the victim, everybody." He cut off victim midway through, so take that however you want (maybe didn't want to infer guilt by saying victim instead of alleged victim, I don't know).
Baalke also said the team has been in contact with the league on several occasions since the arrest. He said the league knows the stance they're taking and what the team is trying to do to make the best decision. The NFL is guiding them, but not telling them exactly what to do.
Here are three videos with some of his comments. More comments can be found in our 49ers media list on Twitter.