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Los Angeles Rams S T.J. McDonald arrested for suspicion of DUI

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St. Louis Rams' Rodney McLeod (R) celebrates with teammate T.J. McDonald after intercepting a pass thrown by Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland on November 22, 2015. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
St. Louis Rams' Rodney McLeod (R) celebrates with teammate T.J. McDonald after intercepting a pass thrown by Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland on November 22, 2015. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

Los Angeles Rams safety T.J. McDonald was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of a substance other than alcohol.

McDonald, 25, was arrested in Woodland Hills, Calif., early Tuesday morning after police questioned him for hitting a parked car. After being taken to a police station, officers determined McDonald was allegedly under the influence of a substance that could be a prescription drug or narcotic.

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McDonald was booked for a misdemeanor charge and released on $300 bail. He is due in court June 3, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's website.

"We are aware of the incident involving T.J. McDonald this morning," the Rams said in a statement Tuesday night. "We are gathering information and will have no further comment at this time."

The Rams selected McDonald with a third-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft out of USC. Last season, he played in 11 games, recording 63 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.

McDonald suffered a season-ending shoulder injury late last season and underwent surgery. He has started 37 games with 221 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries in his three seasons.

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McDonald has been participating in the Rams' offseason training program in Oxnard, Calif.

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