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Ray McDonald listed to play and start again this week for 49ers


SANTA CLARA, California — San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald is listed to play for the second straight week following his Aug. 31 arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

McDonald is the starter on the depth chart for Sunday night's game against the Bears, and the 49ers have said they will allow the legal process to play out before making a decision regarding McDonald. The team suspended broadcaster Ted Robinson this past week for two games after he made comments about the Ray Rice case deemed inappropriate.

McDonald's presence drew disapproval from California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.

"The 49ers' continued insistence on playing Ray McDonald during his ongoing criminal investigation is a painful affront to every victim of domestic violence," Newsom said in a statement, "and sends a troubling message to our community and especially our children that 'zero tolerance' are empty words, not real actions."

Perrish Cox started at cornerback in place of Tramaine Brock, who injured a toe in a Week 1 win at Dallas.

For the Bears, center Roberto Garza and left guard Matt Slauson were out after suffering ankle injuries in a season-opening 23-20 overtime loss to the Bills.

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