San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said.
McDonald, 29, was released from jail after posting bail, Santa Clara County sheriff's Sgt. Kurt Stenderup said.
McDonald spoke with KTVU's Azenith Smith after he was released from jail, as he was looking for a taxi. He was fairly quiet about his arrest but did say, "the truth will come out." He added, "Everyone knows what kind of person I am... I'm a good hearted person."
"The 49ers organization is aware of the recent reports regarding Ray McDonald and we take such matters seriously," general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. "As we continue to gather the facts, we will reserve further comment."
McDonald has been playing for San Francisco since he was drafted as a third-round pick in 2007.
Bay Area law enforcement agencies investigated thousands of cases of suspected domestic violence in 2013, but in some places, KTVU found only about a third of those investigations led to criminal charges.