On Wednesday, judge Nona L. Klippen dismissed the two felony domestic violence charges against 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster, and reduced the felony weapons charge to a misdemeanor.
Judge Nona L. Klippen dismisses the domestic violence charges against @49ers LB Reuben Foster. The weapons charge is set to be reduced and the pretrail dste is June 6th.
— Patrick Claybon (@PatrickClaybon) May 23, 2018
Here’s a statement from general manager John Lynch: “The organization is aware the domestic violence charges against Reuben Foster were dismissed earlier today. As a result, he will have the opportunity to rejoin the team tomorrow. It has been made clear to Reuben that his place on this team is one that must continue to be earned. We will continue to monitor the remaining misdemeanor charge.”
The 49ers did the right thing to let the case play out. I commend them.
I would have cut Foster the day the D.A. charged him, and I would have been wrong.