NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport told KNBR Monday morning that 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster “only faces a one-game suspension” after getting arrested Friday night.
Tuscaloosa Police charged Foster with second-degree marijuana possession, which is not a crime in California, where Foster lives most of the time. But, marijuana possession is a crime in Alabama, where Foster was arrested. And marijuana possession is against NFL rules.
Rapoport said Foster and the 49ers probably will try to fight the suspension on the grounds that marijuana is legal where Foster plays.
Here is a timeline of incidents Foster has had during the past 12 months.
- March 3, 2017: Foster shouted at a hospital worker during the NFL Combine. The League removed him from the event and sent him home.
- April 20, 2017: Foster told NFL.com he failed a drug test at the Combine. His urine sample was diluted.
- April 27, 2017: Foster hosted a private draft party sponsored by a company that makes marijuana and tobacco vaporizers. The next day at his introductory press conference, I asked him why he had a vaporizer company host his draft party. “This is a new leaf,” he said, “and I’m not answering that. Um, I’m not answering that. I’m sorry. Next question.”
- October 17, 2017: Foster fled armed robbers after getting held up at gunpoint outside the Love and Propaganda night club in San Francisco.
- January 12, 2018: Foster posts bail after getting arrested in Alabama for possession of marijuana.
Are you concerned about Foster’s pattern of behavior? Can the 49ers count on him to stay out of trouble?