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Pundits Debate Whether Bears Should Be Punished For Signing McDonald Despite Past

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 27 / 15

The Bears releasing DE Ray McDonald following his arrest Monday morning on domestic violence-related charges has brought to the forefront the issue of whether teams should be punished for signing players who have already gotten in trouble with the law. ESPN's Michael Wilbon said the Bears should n...

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