Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald will start on Sunday despite being involved in an alleged domestic dispute case.
McDonald has practiced all week after he was arrested and then posted $25,000 bail last Sunday.
“Two principles are woven together here,” 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said. “I feel like the way the facts are and what’s known that he has the liberty to play in the game.”
The 49ers continue to respect the process in a case like this and Harbaugh said that his defensive tackle has been “fine” during practice.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recently instated a six-game ban for the first domestic violence penalty and a lifetime ban for the second if found guilty.
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