Dolphins’ T.J. McDonald has probation revoked, could head to jail

By Vincent Frank

When the Miami Dolphins signed safety T.J. McDonald to a four-year, $24 million contract back in September, it threw a lot of people off guard. Sure McDonald had proven himself to be a good safety in the NFL. But he was on the verge of serving an eight-game suspension to start the season due to a DUI case off the field.

McDonald would eventually get into eight games (all starts) this past season, recording 45 tackles, three passes defended and an interception.

Unfortunately for both McDonald and the Dolphins, it appears that his DUI situation is not behind the former USC standout.

According to a report from TMZ Sports, McDonald had his probation revoked by the judge in his case.

The report notes that McDonald cut a deal with prosecutors in the May 2016 case that required him to serve three years probation, complete an alcohol program and attend Narcotics Anonymous. He was also ordered to do community service.

As TMZ Sports notes, McDonald didn’t complete the alcohol program and is way behind in community services. He’s set to head back to court in March and could face jail time.

McDonald’s extension with the Dolphins back in September guaranteed him north of $7 million at signing. Though, there’s a chance the team could demand some of that back should he face jail time and Miami decides to cut ties.