Former San Francisco 49er defensive tackle Ray McDonald was charged with domestic violence and false imprisonment in connection with allegations he assaulted his ex-fiancee while she held their 2-month-old child, prosecutors said Thursday.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said McDonald was scheduled to be arraigned later in the day on those charges and additional charges of child endangerment and violating a court order. The false imprisonment charge is a felony while the other counts are misdemeanors.
A call to McDonald's attorney, Steve Defilippis, was not immediately returned.
Prosecutors said police responded to a domestic disturbance at a home around 4 a.m. on May 25, and found McDonald had broken into the woman's bedroom and assaulted her while his driver tried to stop him and she tried to get away.
McDonald cornered the woman in a dining room and trapped her there before she told investigators he chased her into a bathroom and repeatedly bumped her while trying to grab her cellphone, according to investigators. It continued in the bedroom, where the woman said McDonald jabbed at her head with a finger and tried to pull her off the bed. Part of the incident was caught on cellphone video the woman took.