Los Angeles Rams safety T.J. McDonald was involved in a driving under the influence (DUI) controversy and is being charged with a misdemeanor count and scheduled to be arraigned October 7.
“We are aware the city attorney filed charges today against T.J. McDonald stemming from his arrest in May,” the Rams said in a statement, according to the L.A. Times . “As this is an ongoing legal matter, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”
McDonald said earlier in the offseason that he wanted to put the incident behind him and focus on helping the Rams. But the latest development is not good news for the second year player, who will face a maximum of six months in county jail and a $1,000 fine, according to the report.
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The Rams will face a strong team on Sunday, taking on the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2. The Los Angeles team struggled in their first week match-up against the San Francisco 49ers. The Rams lost 28-0 and McDonald had eight tackles in the loss.
McDonald is one of they key defensive players in the Rams roster. In his first three years with the team, he had a total of 168 tackles, four sacks and one forced fumble.
McDonald was drafted by the Rams in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft after playing college football for the USC Trojans.