49ers linebacker Reuben Foster arrested on domestic violence charge

FILE – In this May 30, 2018, file photo, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster walks on the field during a practice at the team’s NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif. 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s conduct and substance abuse policy. The NFL said Tuesday, July 3, 2018, that Foster will also be fined for violations from a weapons offense and misdemeanor drug charge that were resolved earlier this offseason. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Are you kidding me?

Police arrested 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster and charged him with domestic violence Saturday Night. They arrested him at the hotel where the 49ers are staying, the Grand Hyatt in Tampa, Florida.

Foster faced a felony domestic violence charge this past April and went to court, but a judge dismissed the case.

Here is a statement from Tampa police:

“Tampa Police officers responded to the Grand Hyatt hotel to investigate a domestic violence call shortly after 9 p.m. on November 24. Reuben Foster and the female victim were involved in a verbal altercation. The victim stated that during the altercation Foster slapped the 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. Officers observed a one inch scratch on the victim’s left collar bone.

“During the investigation officers learned that Foster and the victim lived together in the past and they were involved in an on-again-off-again relationship over the past three years.

“Foster was charged with one count of first degree misdemeanor domestic violence and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail.”

To read more about Foster’s latest incident, click here.

This article has 37 Comments

  1. Just very sad. Such a waste, and another wasted pick for the 9ers. I suppose in the future just stay clear of players with past issues.

  2. You called it Grant, right after the draft.

    He had issues coming out of the draft, and I mean seriously, he had his draft party sponsored by a weed or was it vape company for crying out loud.

    Too bad. We HAVE to cut bait now.

      1. Even if she were, he is either still in contact with her or is putting himself around her when he should be staying the hell away. I don’t see a justifiable explanation here that would convince me that he should stay on this team. He’s either malicious or willfully stupid.

        1. He was at the team hotel in Tampa. He was not actively seeking her out.
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          He should have gotten a restraining order against her.
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          Sounds like stalking to me.

          1. If he had stayed in his room or with the rest of the team there would be enough witnesses around that he would avoid being arrested. IF it is the same girl, and we don’t know if it is, then this is another case of him handling it poorly.

            What is it with some fans defaulting to taking the players side over this? Do they think them being players for the 49ers means they automatically can’t be guilty of this kind of stuff, or does it just not matter to them? I’m not advocating for a lynching here. I’m happy to wait for the facts, but as of right now, I can’t see a story here that tells me he showed good judgement in this case and it was unavoidable. And yeah, that is important because after the off-season if he was in fact innocent I would expect showing good judgement was preached to him. Instead, he’s gotten arrested the night before game day potentially affecting the whole team. That’s terrible.

          2. It does sound like she was stalking him. She obviously has some serious mental issues and unless she just blindsided him with a surprise visit he should know better than to even be around her. Well lets see if this is another one of those crazy episodes .

            1. Matters very little at this point…just wondering if any other 9ers were with Foster as the incident unfolded.

              1. Judging by his release this morning, it seems that there either wasn’t any corroboration on his behalf, or the organization has simply had enough.

            2. No, now we know that Foster continued to have a relationship with her. He should have handed her a restraining order. Foster let her in, so it is his own dang fault.

  3. I’m out. He’s gotta go. Even if he’s innocent in this case, he should have learned not to put himself into these situations in the first place.

  4. What a swing in energy. An electric day (and night) of college football–warts and all–and then to learn of this breaking development.

  5. Well, glad Lynch and Shanahan aren’t repeating the same mistakes of their predecessors.

    How’s that breath of fresh air?

  6. Just read on PFT that 49ers are releasing Rueben Foster. What a waste of talent. John Lynch is now officially under the microscope for a bust of a 1st round pick.

  7. What a waste.

    Both 2017 first rounders have turned into horrible picks. Great way to rebuild a team. At least we didn’t trade up for any duds too….oh wait.

  8. You have to wonder if things like this happen much more often when the players are in college, but it is hushed up by the locals. Did Foster wait until he got his degree in stupid crimes and then put it to work after he left Alabama? Add this to the fact that the NCAA is not fully training players to be NFL ready anymore (according to KS and others) and I think they need to rethink their free Farm System. Too bad we cant’ just send him back down to the minors for some additional rehab.

  9. I think the 49ers drafting Foster is Karma. Or you could say they deserve each other. Both are waiting to hit bottom before they get their act together. Before you get all exercised for a negative remark, remember most all on the board are waiting the the 49ers to lose all their remaining games and get that next number 1 pick to…..[fill in the blank]

  10. https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2759359-reuben-foster-released-by-49ers-after-latest-domestic-violence-arrest

    What a shame. You can argue whether or not the severity of the rebuild was necessary, but it can’t be easy rebuilding a team like this. Not enough draft picks and free agents to do it efficiently (and cost effectively) in very short order.
    You’ve got to make the most of every choice. Chalking this up to Lynch “learning” some painful lessons on-the-job, and I’m hoping that he has too much pride to repeat this mistake.

  11. Why are some of the people on this thread having a difficult time accepting that Ruben Foster is A WOMAN BEATER? They are out there. Lots of them.

    Stop making excuses for this psycho!

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