Rams safety T.J. McDonald arrested for DUI after crash

From ESPN.com:

Los Angeles Rams safety T.J. McDonald was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson confirmed Tuesday night that McDonald was arrested after he allegedly ran into a parked car on the 22900 block of Gershwin Drive in Woodland Hills, California.

After police arrived at the scene, they evaluated and arrested McDonald at 8:30 a.m. PT and booked him at about 3:40 p.m. for a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence-other. The “other” designation means that McDonald was suspected to be under the influence of something other than alcohol.

McDonald was released on $300 in bail at about 6:20 p.m. He has a tentative court date set for June 3 at 8:30 a.m. in Van Nuys Municipal court.

“We are aware of the incident involving T.J. McDonald this morning,” the Rams said in a statement released Tuesday. “We are gathering information and will have no further comment at this time.”

McDonald, who played his college football at nearby Southern California, was a third-round pick of the Rams in the 2013 NFL draft. He has started 37 games with 219 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries in his three NFL seasons.

Earlier this offseason, Rams running back Tre Mason was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana, reckless driving, failure to register a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.

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