The Baltimore Ravens and the NFL finally got their act together on Monday, following the release of a second video tape showing Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in the face. The Ravens terminated Rice's contract, and the NFL has subsequently suspended Rice indefinitely. I have yet to watch the new video, and I really have no plans on checking it out based on all I've heard.
When San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh met with the press at noon PT on Monday, he was asked several questions about the Rice discipline, and what it meant for Ray McDonald. Harbaugh said the team's position was very clear, and he cut off the questions on that subject. Harbaugh has previously said there is no place for someone who mentally or physically abuses a woman or child. Trent Baalke did not get quite as pointed, but it sounded like he was on the same page in that regard.
The DA has not filed charges at this point, with multiple reports that the police have not turned the case over to the DA for charges to be filed. At some point, the police will need to make a decision and recommend either that charges be filed, or charges not be filed. Until then, the situation remains up in the air.
Matt Barrows reported earlier today that San Jose police responded to a disturbance call at McDonald's home on May 25 at 8:09 p.m. Barrows said the "415 disturbance call" is used as a catch-all in police dispatches, and cover anything from a loud party to a fight. Additionally, the police would not confirm whether a police report was filed or if there had been previous calls.
When the Ray Rice news came down today, I got a lot of tweets about what this means for McDonald, and there were plenty of comments on the site as well. I don't think this necessarily impacts anything for now. We don't know what McDonald has told the 49ers (or the NFL, if they asked), and we don't know what the 49ers and police investigations have brought up. The 49ers were comfortable enough with the situation to play McDonald like normal. That could mean several things, but for now we in the outside world are stuck not knowing what's going on.