Reuben Foster arrested on charges relating to domestic violence


San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested Sunday morning and being held in Santa Clara County Jail.

According to the Mercury News' Robert Salonga, Foster was also booked on suspicion of possessing an assault rife at a Los Gatos residence, a detail that may explain the extra $25,000 added on to the bail amount.

This is the second time in 2018 that Foster has been arrested: on January 12, he was taken into custody in Tuscaloosa, Ala. for second-degree marijuana possession.

The arrest continues a troubling pattern that started during the NFL Draft combine last March. At the Combine a year ago, Foster failed his drug test after submitting a diluted sample, and was then kicked out of the Combine after allegedly mistreating a hospital worker during his medical checks. After getting injured in his debut and sitting out five weeks, Foster compiled 72 tackles in 10 games. The off-the-field issues helped lead to Foster, one of the best prospects in the draft falling to the late first round. "You know, I would anticipate people maybe questioning some of his character, but I would tell you his character's what drew us to him".

Prosecutors later dropped the charges due insufficient evidence, but the team said it would have no tolerance for players even if they charged. Charges against Brock, who is now with the Vikings, were dropped in August and the National Football League also ended an investigation into the matter.