WVTM Authorities say San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and possessing an assault rifle. Arrest records show Foster was booked at the Santa Clara County jail Sunday with bail set at $75,000. The East Bay Times reports that a woman who has been in a long-term relationship with Foster told officers an assault occurred after an argument. Officers located the rifle while responding to the call. Foster is expected to post bail on Sunday. The 49ers released a statement saying the organization is aware of the arrest and is collecting information. In January, Foster was arrested and charged with second-degree marijuana possession in Alabama. He also was put in the league’s substance-abuse program for a diluted urine sample at least year’s combine.
It’s early, but no NFL player has had a rougher offseason than 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster, who was one of the most impressive rookies in the NFL during the 2017 season. While celebrating the National Championship with his former Alabama Crimson Tide teammates, Foster was arrested for possession of marijuana in Tuscaloosa in January, and he was released on bond. Over the weekend, Reuben Foster was arrested on domestic violence charges in Santa Clara, California, after an argument with his long term girlfriend turned physical. When police responded, they also discovered that Reuben Foster was in possession of an illegal assault rifle, and he hit with additional weapons charges. Reuben Foster was the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Month this past November, and he is expected to be a big part of the future for a promising young 49ers team, but Reuben Foster will now likely miss some if not all of the 2018 season on league suspension. It’s time for the 49ers to find Reuben Foster a mentor or a team who can help him get his life together, and fast, because they cannot afford for Reuben Foster to become another Aldon Smith.