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Ray McDonald investigation now in the hands of DA’s office

San Jose investigators have forwarded their findings about 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald's August arrest to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's office.

In a tweet this afternoon, the DA's office said that after reviewing the case, it will decide whether or not to file criminal charges or perhaps investigate the matter further. McDonald was arrested at his home in the early-morning hours of Aug. 31 on suspicion of felony domestic abuse.

McDonald has started every game for the 49ers at left defensive end in the interim and has not missed a practice. He has declined interview requests, saying only that that the “truth will come out” and that he's a “good-hearted person.”

Investigators have looked into the Aug. 31 event, a birthday party at McDonald's San Jose home, as well as an incident at the same home on May 25 that involved a woman brandishing a handgun. The 49ers have said they will let “due process” play out before taking any action against McDonald.

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