. Former 49er linebacker Reuben Foster was claimed off waivers by the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, two days after the 49ers released him following a domestic violence arrest. Foster was arrested by Tampa police at 9:10 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt hotel where the team is staying before playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Tampa Police spokeswoman Janelle McGregor said the woman told police “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.” McGregor said officers observed a one-inch scratch on the accuser’s left collarbone. Foster has already had a lot of offseason problems already. He had a marijuana charge that was dismissed where Foster had to pay court costs and a $100 bail bond fee.
While Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed out of the NFL, Reuben Foster is keeping a job in the midst of felony charges where the former San Francisco 49er’s linebacker was charged with multiple felonies on allegations he “dragged” his girlfriend at the time “by her hair, physically threw her out of the house, and punched her in the head 8 to 10 times,” rupturing her eardrum. If he was convicted, Foster could have faced more than 11 years in prison. Redskins senior vice president of player personnel, Doug Williams, said in a statement posted to Twitter that the team “fully understand[s] the severity of the recent allegations made against Reuben,” and if the accusations are true these actions, “are nothing our organization would ever condone.”
This is completely ridiculous considering he got off of multiple and horrendous felony domestic abuse charges earlier this year. The quote above is one of the most blasphemous, hypocritical comments I have ever seen. I don’t care how much Jay Gruden liked Foster coming out of college, this is a terrible thing to do while he is in the middle of domestic charges AGAIN. This is a cowardly move by the NFL allowing the Redskins to acquire Foster and is unacceptable until he clears his name if this isn’t true. I am truly disappointed in the NFL’s lack of caring about domestic violence. It’s not just Foster, its becoming way too common of an issue.