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L.A. Rams Safety T.J. McDonald Charged With Drug DUI

The Rams' T.J. McDonald (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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The Rams are having a bit a challenging time adjusting to their new city. Their first game didn't go so well, and one of their players, T.J. McDonald, was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs back in May.

On Friday afternoon, the L.A. City Attorney's office announced that McDonald had officially been charged with a DUI. According to the Daily News, McDonald's arraignment is October 7 in Van Nuys. If found guilty, McDonald could face a $1,000 fine and spend up to six months in county jail.

McDonald was originally arrested on May 10 in Woodland Hills. As he drove along Gershwin Drive in the hills south of Ventura Boulevard, McDonald crashed into a parked vehicle on the street. Police questioned him at the scene and arrested him with a drug related DUI.

A statement from the Rams issued to the L.A. Times on Friday said simply, "We are aware the city attorney filed charges today against T.J. McDonald stemming from his arrest in May... As this is an ongoing legal matter, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time."

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Though we don't know what type of drugs McDonald might have been on, California law dictates that it could have been any type of prescription, narcotic or even over-the-counter drug that has intoxicating side-effects.

McDonald was at Rams practice on Friday, though the charges were announced just after training had finished, and we don't yet know whether or not he will continue playing pending his charges.