McDonald said Saturday that he was confident that he would complete his court-mandated obligations stemming from his plea deal for a May 2016 DUI arrest before the start of the 2018 season, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. "I'm in the process of doing all of my community service and making sure I knock everything out," McDonald said.
The terms of McDonald's probation for the DUI arrest required him to complete 200 hours of community service and a three-month alcohol program, but a report surfaced in January that the veteran safety hadn't met either of those conditions. The courts granted him an extension to complete the obligations before he's scheduled to appear in front of a judge again in March, and it appears the offseason has opened up more free time for get himself back in good legal standing. After inking a lucrative four-year contract extension with Miami last September, McDonald should be locked into a starting role in 2018.
McDonald received an extension this week to complete the court-ordered obligations stemming from a May 2016 arrest, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
McDonald initially faced a misdemeanor DUI charge in the incident, only to plead guilty to a lesser charge that netted the Dolphins safety three years probation and required him to complete 200 hours of community service and a three-month alcohol program. TMZ Sports was first to report Wednesday that McDonald hasn't met either of the last two conditions, but he'll be granted additional time to satisfy the terms of his probation before returning to court in March. Since the Dolphins' offseason program isn't scheduled to begin until mid-April, McDonald should be a full participant if he fulfills his legal obligations.
McDonald (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
McDonald was originally considered questionable to play after injuring his shoulder last Sunday against the Bills. Now cleared to play, he should continue to see around 60 to 70 snaps on defense, a workload that's led to a 5.8 tackle-per-game average this year.
McDonald (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
McDonald was a limited participant in practice throughout the week after suffering a shoulder injury during this past Sunday's game against the Bills. If he's held out in Week 16, Jordan Lucas would likely draw the start at free safety.
McDonald is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Bills due to a shoulder injury.
McDonald has played almost every snap in the five weeks since returning from his eight-game absence due to a suspension. In that span, he logged 29 tackles, two pass breakups and one interception. Expect Jordan Lucas to slot in at free safety for the time being.
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|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||105||84.0||21||2||1||20||20.0||20||0||6|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||11||63||39.0||24||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
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|2015||St. Louis Rams||11||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
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|2013||St. Louis Rams||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||0||0||1||3||1||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||11||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|