Reuben Foster Claimed off Waivers by Redskins After Release By 49ers
Reuben Foster reportedly won't have to wait long before getting another chance to continue his NFL career.
Washington has claimed Foster off waivers from the San Francisco. Foster will now wait to see if the NFL suspends him for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
The 49ers announced Foster's release prior to their Week 12 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence on Saturday night at the team's hotel in Tampa.
Per NFL.com, the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff's office police report stated Foster was booked on a first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence charge.
The woman told police that Foster "slapped her phone out of her hand, pushed her in the chest area and slapped her with an open hand on the right side of her face."
Per the San Francisco Chronicle, Foster and the woman, Elissa Ennis, were involved in a separate domestic disturbance incident in October when a neighbor called police after hearing an argument between the couple stemming from "material found on his cell phone."
Foster was previously arrested in February for suspicion of domestic violence, threats and possession of an assault weapon.
After the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office formally announced Foster had been charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor. The domestic violence charges were dismissed in May, with the judge citing insufficient cause and lack of evidence after Ennis testified under oath that she lied to police about the nature of the original attack. The judge reduced the remaining felony charge of possession of an illegal firearm charge to a misdemeanor, to which Foster pleaded no-contest in June.
Foster was suspended for the first two games of the 2018 season for violating the NFL's conduct and substances of abuse polices, with the latter stemming from a January arrest for possession of marijuana.
The 49ers selected Foster at No. 31 overall in the 2017 NFL draft. The former Alabama star has 29 tackles in six games this season