Miami Dolphins: Does T.J. McDonald have an unresolved legal issue?

T.J. McDonald made an on-field impact for the Miami Dolphins in 2017. (AP)

Miami Dolphins safety T.J. McDonald needs more time to complete the terms of his probation and has been granted the extra time, according to a person with knowledge of McDonald’s situation.

McDonald was suspended for the first eight games of 2017 after an incident in California in 2016 in which he crashed into a parked car and was deemed under the influence of a substance.

McDonald received 36 months’ probation, 200 hours of community service and attendance and 18 Narcotics Anonymous classes.

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According to a report by TMZ.com, “McDonald is wayyy behind on his community service and didn’t complete his alcohol program, so the court revoked his probation.”

According to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, McDonald was due in court Tuesday to provide proof of completion but his counsel was only able to show he had completed 40 hours of service. McDonald was granted until March 14 to show proof of progress.

At that time, it is possible McDonald’s probation could be reinstated. Or it is also possible he could encounter a probation violation hearing.

McDonald agreed to a 4-year, $24 million contract last summer. He told reporters his legal situation was in the process of being resolved.

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