Celebrities and professional athletes may be looked up to as role models and heroes, but they are still human. As humans, they are susceptible to human mistakes and errors. The difference is that these mistakes often wind up in the public eye, especially when that mistake is a DUI.
T.J. McDonald, a safety for the Los Angeles Rams, was arrested last week for suspicion of driving under the influence of a substance other than alcohol.
The arrest took place in Woodland Hills, California after police questioned McDonald following an accident involving hitting a parked car. McDonald was taken to the police station and questioned. Officers determined that he was under the influence of a prescription drug or narcotic.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s website, McDonald was charged with a misdemeanor and released on a $300 bond. His court date is scheduled for June 3.
McDonald was chosen as a third-round draft pick by the Rams in the 2013 NFL Draft after playing with USC. His first season, he played in 11 games. In those 11 games, he recorded 63 tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble.
Late last season, McDonald suffered a season-ending shoulder injury which required surgery.
McDonald has been participating in off-season training with the Rams training program in Oxford, California.
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