San Francisco 49er’s linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested Sunday morning on charges of threats, assault weapon possession, and suspicion of domestic violence charges.
Foster was arrested in Los Gatos, California, according to the police report they received a call about a public disturbance. After an initial investigation of Foster and the victim, the police took Foster into custody without incident.
Foster’s bail was set $75,000, he posted it and was released Sunday night according to the jail records.
Both the NFL and the 49ers are aware of the situation and are looking into it independently. “We take all matters like this very seriously and are gathering all pertinent information.” Said a 49er’s spokesperson yesterday morning. Foster will be subject to the NFL conduct policy once the case is reviewed. The team very well may end up handing down their own discipline as well.
Reuben Foster, who was once considered a top of the board pick but slide down due to injuries and character concerns. Once he was drafted by the 49er’s John Lynch said the following to the NFL Network, “We were exhaustive in getting to know the kid. We met him at the combine. We had him out here for a visit. Kyle and I spent a lot of time on the phone with him Facetiming … He’s going to be disappointed [with where he was pick] because he feels he was one of the better players.”
This may come as a surprise to many considering the headlines Foster has been making as of late. He was arrested less than a month ago on Marijuana charges in Alabama as well as being sent home from the NFL Scouting Combine early.
His off-field antics have been overtaking his on-field performance. Foster started 10 games this season and racked up over 70 tackles for the 49ers in his first year.