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Reuben Foster | Linebacker | #56

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/4/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 228
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 1 (31) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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The Tuscaloosa District Attorney's office has dropped a marijuana possession charge against 49ers MLB Reuben Foster.
Foster faced a misdemeanor charge following his arrest in January, but had his case dismissed Friday after competing a diversion course. He also had his domestic violence case thrown out earlier this week, though he's not out of the woods just yet. Foster is still due in court on June 6, where he'll face a misdemeanor charge for possession of a weapon. The league will also look at Foster's marijuana case to determine whether he violated the NFL's substance abuse policy, which could lead to a suspension. The 24-year-old was excellent when healthy last year, earning PFF's No. 4 grade out of 52 qualifiers at inside linebacker. May 25 - 2:28 PM

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Reuben Foster reported to 49ers OTAs on Thursday.

Foster reported one day after he had domestic violence charges dismissed, and a weapons felony reduced to a misdemeanor. At one point, Foster's NFL career appeared in peril. Now, he is unlikely to face any league discipline.
May 24 - 3:27 PM

Domestic violence charges against 49ers MLB Reuben Foster have been dropped.

This was expected after Foster's accuser recanted her claims in a preliminary hearing. Foster’s possession of a weapon charge was also reduced to a misdemeanor, with his pre-trial set for June 6. It's great news for Foster's standing with the 49ers, though he may still face league discipline. Foster will return to team activities now that the case is resolved.
May 23 - 7:00 PM

Reuben Foster is due in court on June 20 stemming from an arrest for marijuana possession on January 12.

He was arrested in Alabama on a second-degree misdemeanor charge and later released on $2,500 bond. Foster is also facing a felony domestic violence charge from February 11, though his accuser recanted her claims in a preliminary hearing earlier this week. Even if the charges go away, Foster could still face discipline from the league.
May 18 - 3:41 PM

Testifying in court on Thursday, Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend said she lied about Foster hitting her, and that she made up the accusations as part of a "money scheme."

"I didn’t want to get this far in the news," Elissa Ennis said. "It was about money." Ennis also said she was "pissed and I wanted to end him," and admitted to lying about a domestic violence incident with another man in 2011. She said she was testifying as so on Thursday because she "had to do the right thing." In no uncertain terms, Ennis is saying there was no domestic violence. Foster appears poised to be exonerated, though a ruling on whether he must stand trial will be issued next week.
May 17 - 2:43 PM

The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows reports Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend plans to testify Thursday the linebacker did not hit her.

Elissa Ennis originally accused Foster of dragging her and punching her "8 to 10 times," but she has since recanted her allegations. Ennis did show signs of injury following the February 11 incident, but she claims to have sustained those injuries during a prior fight with a woman. She reportedly has submitted a video of the fight to the Santa Clara DA. The DA's office has continued to move forward with the case despite Ennis retracting her allegations, but it is possible her testimony leads to the case being dropped.
May 15 - 12:55 PM

Reuben Foster pleaded not guilty to three charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident in February.

Foster is charged with domestic violence, an attempt to prevent the reporting of a crime, and possession of an assault weapon. All three are felonies. Foster's girlfriend, who is the alleged victim, has since said she fabricated the allegations, but the Santa Clara DA is proceeding with the prosecution. The 49ers have said Foster will be held out of team activities until the case is resolved.
May 8 - 12:34 PM

The attorney for the girlfriend of Reuben Foster, who accused Foster of domestic violence in February, is now saying Foster never injured her.

The woman says she fabricated the allegation, and pictures used as evidence against Foster actually came from another fight, with a woman. "(Foster) did not strike her, injure her or threaten her," said the woman's attorney. This is a huge break for the 49ers, and slightly lessens their linebacker need before the draft. Foster was one of the NFL's highest-impact rookies last year.
Apr 25 - 8:09 PM

49ers GM John Lynch has said the team will release Reuben Foster if his domestic violence charges are proven true.

"If charges proven true, if he did hit this young lady, he won't be part of this organization," was Lynch's blunt statement. Lynch did add that "patience is the right approach right now." Foster recently had a misdemeanor gun charge dismissed but is still facing felony gun and domestic violence charges. Lynch's words are unusually blunt for this sort of situation, and paint an ominous picture of Foster's 49ers future.
Apr 23 - 3:18 PM

The Santa Clara DA is dropping Reuben Foster's misdemeanor gun charge.

Foster was originally charged with possession of a large capacity magazine, but an injunction issued by a district court prohibits the enforcement of misdemeanor ammunition charges. It is a small win for Foster, but he is still facing a felony gun charge as well as two felony domestic violence charges. Foster is accused of dragging his live-in girlfriend and punching her "8 to 10 times." The 49ers have barred him from team activities while the legal situation plays out.
Apr 17 - 9:28 AM

The 49ers will not allow LB Reuben Foster to participate in team activities while he tends to legal matters.

"Reuben Foster will not participate in team activities as he is tending to his legal matters," the 49ers said in a statement. "As previously stated, his future with the team will be determined by the information revealed during the legal process." He would be allowed to participate in offseason activities per league rules if the 49ers' organization hadn't said otherwise. Foster's felony charge stems from an incident in February in which he was accused of dragging his live-in girlfriend from his house and punching her "8 to 10 times." He was also charged with forcefully attempting to prevent the reporting of a crime, possession of an assault weapon, and misdemeanor possession of a large capacity weapon magazine.
Apr 15 - 7:56 PM

49ers released a statement on LB Reuben Foster saying the team is "aware" of his recent charges and his place in the organization is under "great scrutiny".

"We will continue to follow this serious matter," the statement continues. "Reuben is aware that his place in our organization is under great scrutiny and will depend on what is learned through the legal process." It's clear the organization plans to let Foster's legal situation play out before making a decision on his future. According to the DA, he is facing more than 11 years in prison if convicted and could still be suspended by the NFL if charges are avoided.
Apr 12 - 1:10 PM

49ers LB Reuben Foster was charged with felony domestic violence by the Santa Clara DA on Thursday.

The charge stems from an incident in February in which Foster was accused of dragging his live-in girlfriend and punching her "8 to 10 times" during a dispute. In addition to the domestic violence charge, Foster is accused of forcefully attempting to prevent the reporting of a crime, possession of an assault weapon, and misdemeanor possession of a large capacity weapon magazine. According to the DA, he is facing more than 11 years in prison if convicted.
Apr 12 - 11:41 AM

The Mercury News reports MLB Reuben Foster "remains in good standing" with the 49ers.

Foster's status has been in question after getting arrested twice this offseason. "We’d love Reuben to be on this team," CEO Jed York said at the NFL owners meeting. "Everything has to be case-by-case. I know Reuben is very cognizant of where his position is right now." The 49ers plan to let Foster's legal situation play out before making a decision on him. If Foster avoids charges, he could still be suspended by the NFL.
Mar 28 - 7:09 PM

NBC Sports Bay Area reports 49ers MLB Reuben Foster is "cooperating fully" in his domestic violence case.

That's with both law enforcement and the NFL. Longtime 49ers reporter Matt Maiocco believes the team must proceed "as if Foster is a person who can no longer be counted upon to be a long-term member of the organization." Under the CBA, the 49ers cannot suspend Foster, only release him. It appears they will wait for the process to play out.
Feb 13 - 4:20 PM

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