The legal process surrounding Reuben Foster has been pushed back a week, according to the San Francisco 49ers beat writers on hand. The Santa Clara District Attorney’s office requested the hearing be pushed back to Tuesday, May 8th. The judge granted the request, giving the DA more time to review the tape presented by Reuben Foster’s ex-girlfriend.
Foster was charged on April 12th with felony domestic violence with an allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury, forcefully attempting to prevent a victim from reporting a crime, felony possession of an assault weapon, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of a large capacity weapon magazine. On Monday, the misdemeanor charge was formally dismissed because the law in question is facing a federal injunction.
Last Wednesday, the alleged victim in the case recanted her statement to police. She said her injuries occurred as a result of a fight with another woman prior to her interaction with Foster that night in February. She claimed to have video proof of the incident, which we later learned was in the possession of the DA’s office. Matt Barrows reported that the prosecutor knew about the alleged fight with another woman when he elected to press charges, but there is no word on when the video got to the DA’s office.
And so, we’ll be back at this a week from Tuesday.