Pat’s Update: Well then...
Info so far:— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) November 25, 2018
—In release Tampa PD said alleged victim is “28-year-old female” who had lived w, been in “on-again-off-again relationship” w Reuben Foster
—Elissa Ennis, Foster’s accuser who testified she lied in May, is 28
—Per her Instagram, Ennis was at Tampa airport Sat PM
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested Saturday night on charges of domestic violence in Tampa Bay, Florida, per San Francisco Chronicle’s Eric Branch.
Branch reported Foster was arrested at the team’s Grand Hyatt hotel at 9:10 p.m. EST and booked into jail at 11:11 p.m., according to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department. The 49ers play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 10 A.M. PST Sunday.
Greg Auman, covering the Buccaneers for the Athletic, posted the following statement from the Tampa Bay Police Department:
Here is the statement from Tampa Police Department on Saturday night's arrest of 49ers LB Reuben Foster on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge: pic.twitter.com/ats6bQBgNN— Greg Auman (@gregauman) November 25, 2018
It’s the latest in a string of incidents over the past year for the embattled 49ers linebacker.
Foster was cleared of domestic violence charges in May after his ex-girlfriend testified she falsified allegations that Foster assaulted her in Los Gatos in February. Foster pled guilty to an illegal weapons charge, also part of the incident with the girlfriend, stemming from an illegally owned rifle that was found loaded on his bathroom floor.
In addition to the dismissed domestic violence and weapons changes, Foster was arrested in January in his home state of Alabama for possession of marijuana. The NFL suspended him for the first two games of the 2018 season for violations of both the personal conduct and substance abuse policies.
The 49ers drafted Foster in the first-round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The 2017 Butkus Award winner, given to the nation’s top collegiate linebacker, was widely considered a top-five talent on the field. Foster fell to the bottom of the first-round after compounding concerns for both his character and his surgically repaired shoulder.
Foster was kicked out of the NFL Combine after an altercation with medical staff. The league was lated notified that Foster failed the drug test with a diluted sample.
Foster has battled a right shoulder injury since the 49ers’ Week 5 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. In addition, an injured hamstring sidelined Foster for the last two games. He was questionable to participate in Sunday’s contest against the Buccaneers.