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Rams’ T.J. McDonald charged with DUI stemming from May arrest

ST. LOUIS, MO - NOVEMBER 15: T.J. McDonald #25 of the St. Louis Rams is introduced prior to taking to the field before a game against the Chicago Bears at the Edward Jones Dome on November 15, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Getty Images

Rams safety T.J. McDonald was arrested for DUI in May, and now he’s formally facing charges.

The Los Angeles City Attorney formally issued the charge on Friday.

“We are aware the city attorney filed charges today against TJ McDonald stemming from his arrest in June,” the Rams said in a statement that misstated the month of his arrest. “As this is an ongoing legal matter, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”

The 25-year-old McDonald has started all 38 games he’s played in his four seasons with the Rams, including Monday night’s loss to the 49ers. He would likely be suspended by the NFL if convicted of DUI.

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17 Responses to “Rams’ T.J. McDonald charged with DUI stemming from May arrest”
  1. sixringslikeatelephone says: Sep 17, 2016 6:09 AM

    Let’s hurry up with the self-driving cars, google!

  2. jasons81 says: Sep 17, 2016 6:40 AM

    “… the Rams said in a statement that misstated the month of his arrest”

    Is anyone surprised at the level of dysfunction demonstrated by this organization?

  3. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Sep 17, 2016 7:09 AM

    Perhaps the Rams don’t yet know about the arrest in June?

  4. badmude says: Sep 17, 2016 7:44 AM

    I wonder if when the cops pulled TJ McDonald over, did he get out of the car put his hands up in the air in protest like he previously did before a game?

  5. streetyson says: Sep 17, 2016 7:48 AM

    Given that he’s now being charged with a “non-alcohol related DUI” at what was a very minor parking-lot fender bender for which he stayed at the scene until the cops came, it’ll be narcotics, not meds.

    Couldn’t happen to nicer guy – a repeatedly dirty tackler who got suspended at Stanford so of course USC took him, and he unhumbly talked about himself there in the 3rd-person about how great “46” (his number there) was. Dad (49ers dude in the 1990s) prob won’t be too impressed but ultimately junior is the spoilt cheap-shot dope dad created.

  6. 700levelvet says: Sep 17, 2016 7:48 AM

    When will Jeff Fisher be charged with grand larceny?

  7. myworldurjuslivinit says: Sep 17, 2016 8:17 AM

    sure he is also protesting with Kap….jus say’in

  8. MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoNewEngland says: Sep 17, 2016 8:21 AM

    The novelty of NFL football back in LA is pretty much over already.

  9. steelpenguin6687 says: Sep 17, 2016 8:21 AM

    I know the court systems are backup up, but it took 5 months to charge someone in a DUI case?? Geez….

  10. grogansheroes says: Sep 17, 2016 8:33 AM

    Does anything good ever happen to this team? I guess that’s what happens when you keep a coach with 7 winning seasons in a 21 year career. .333 is great in baseball, football not so much.

  11. tylawspick6 says: Sep 17, 2016 9:51 AM

    nice start for the rams

    good thing they did hard knocks

  12. ocgunslinger says: Sep 17, 2016 10:04 AM

    When this new stadium opens they better have a new coach for starters and at least a team that has a solid foundation or that stadium will be awfully empty. Both are lacking right now.

  13. manipuraram says: Sep 17, 2016 10:13 AM

    Rams are gonna win big against the Seahawks this weekend! Go Rams!

  14. ariani1985 says: Sep 17, 2016 11:22 AM

    Rams, guaranteed to beat a few good teams and guaranteed to finish 8-8.

  15. stinkymcmulligan says: Sep 17, 2016 11:41 AM

    Surprising ol’ TJ didn’t blame the police for profiling

  16. rubicon202 says: Sep 17, 2016 11:42 AM

    L.A. you wanted the Rams and you got the Rams.

  17. jackedupboonie says: Sep 17, 2016 2:50 PM

    The sooner goober dumps Stach ….the better

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