Former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was claimed off waivers by the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, two days after the 49ers launched him following a home violence arrest.
Redskins senior vp of participant personnel Doug Williams stated in an announcement posted to Twitter that the group “absolutely perceive[s] the severity of the latest allegations made towards Reuben,” and that the accusations, if true, “are nothing our group would ever condone.”
“Let me be clear, Reuben must undergo quite a few steps together with the complete authorized course of, an investigation and potential self-discipline from the NFL, in addition to conferences with counselors related to the group earlier than he’ll ever have the chance to put on the burgundy and gold as a participant,” Williams wrote.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS RELEASING LINEBACKER REUBEN FOSTER AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARREST
The Redskins official added that present gamers on the group “have been overwhelmingly supportive of us taking this opportunity,” and that whereas “nothing is promised to Reuben, we’re hopeful being round so lots of his former teammates and associates will ultimately present him with the very best atmosphere to succeed each personally and professionally.”
Foster was arrested in Tampa, Fla on Saturday — hours earlier than the 49ers have been to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — and charged with one rely of first-degree misdemeanor home violence.
A spokesperson for the Tampa Police Division stated a lady advised authorities that Foster slapped her cellphone out of her hand, pushed her within the chest space and slapped her with an open hand on the appropriate facet of her face. Officers purportedly noticed a 1-inch scratch on the accuser’s left collarbone.
Officers, in keeping with the spokesperson, discovered that Foster had lived with the lady previously and had been concerned in an on-and-off relationship together with her over the previous three years. Police later confirmed the lady was Elissa Ennis, who had accused Foster of hitting her in February however later recanted the allegations.
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San Francisco basic supervisor John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan claimed they’d a zero-tolerance coverage this season with Foster.
“We are able to promise you guys, if there’s somebody who ever hits their important different, girlfriends, some individual like that, that individual shouldn’t be going to be on our group,” Shanahan stated in April. “I really feel strongly about that. I do know John does. I do know our possession does. That is how we really feel about it.”
The NFL put Foster on the Commissioner Exempt listing following his arrest on Sunday, and he cannot follow or attend video games whereas the league continues to evaluate his scenario. It was not instantly clear if or when Foster would report back to the group’s facility, the place he’s allowed to be for conferences, particular person exercises, remedy and rehabilitation and different non-football actions.
The Related Press contributed to this report.