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Just hours after local law enforcement announced they were investigating San Francisco 49ers lineman Ray McDonald, the team announced they are releasing him. "This is about a pattern of poor behavior," Trent Baalke, the team's GM, said Wednesday. "We expect a lot from our players, hold them accountable for their actions.” The current sexual assault investigation is the second time in recent months the athlete has been the subject of a police investigation. He had been arrested on August 31 for domestic violence, but due to conflicting versions, a lack of verifiable witnesses, and a lack of cooperation by the alleged victim, his fianceé, charges were never filed.