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Dickerson: McDonald risk burns Bears

Ray McDonald's latest arrest is embarrassing for the Bears on many levels, writes Jeff Dickerson, but at least they released him quickly.

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Who's to blame over McDonald release?

ESPN's Louis Riddick: "If someone's going to hold themselves accountable, then it has to be ownership, because they're the one who ultimately signed off on it."

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No surprise Bears released McDonald

ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson: "[The Bears] had to do something quickly here. It was very well known that Ray McDonald could not have another mess up here in Chicago"

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Bears release McDonald after arrest

The team's announcement comes hours after Ray McDonald was arrested and charged for physically assaulting a "victim while she was holding a baby," according to Santa Clara police.The Bears signed him in March to a one-year, $1.05 million contract, with no guaranteed money in the deal. Story

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No "due process" nor Commissioner Exempt list on this one. Bears release Ray McDonald. The ultimate discipline.

Jane McManus @janesports

As code of conduct committee member, Bears owner George McCaskey should answer to flawed investigation in signing McDonald.

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GM Ryan Pace: "We believe in 2nd chances, but when we signed Ray we were very clear what our expectations were if he was to remain a Bear...

Details emerge after McDonald arrest

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Bears looking into Ray McDonald's arrest

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