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T.J. McDonald pleads no contest to wet reckless charge

The Rams' veteran safety entered a no contest plea to wet reckless charge after DUI is dismissed.

Los Angeles Rams safety T.J. McDonald pleaded no contest to one count of wet reckless in direct correlation to a case that deals with a May 10 arrest on suspicion of DUI. 

McDonald was given 36 months of probation and is required to enroll in both a 30-day live-in drug program along with a three-month alcohol and drug education and counseling program. He was also directed to perform 200 hours of community service, which he already has 16 hours of credit due to his time spent in custody. The 25-year-old will pay a $1,914 fine along with restitution to the owner of the car he damaged. 

All of this stems from an incident on May 10 where he was arrested after hitting a parked car in Woodland Hills. It was suspected that McDonald was driving under the influence of prescription drugs. 

McDonald is set to become a free agent this upcoming offseason after finishing the fourth year of his four-year, $2.9 million rookie deal. The Rams had selected him in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft and spent his first four years in the league with the team making 53 starts. He started all 16 games in the 2016 season where he recorded 64 total tackles with one sack, two interceptions, and six pass deflections. 


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