Pat’s update: Ian Rappoport obtained the document referencing the dismissal:
The misdemeanor charge of domestic battery for #Redskins LB Reuben Foster has been dropped, as @TMZ reported. At this point, Foster remains on the Commissioner’s Exempt list. Here is the document. pic.twitter.com/0aCGYhFlSe— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 3, 2019
Reuben Foster’s second domestic violence charge has been dropped. TMZ Sports reports that the State attorney’s office in Florida has dropped the charge against the former San Francisco 49ers linebacker. According to TMZ Sports, Foster was scheduled to appear in a hearing on Thursday, but that hearing was cancelled after the notice of termination of prosecution was filed.
According to Reuben Foster’s lawyer (per TMZ) the second charge was dropped due to the witness’ (identified as the victim) credibility. The victim in this incident, Reuben Foster’s on/off girlfriend was identified as the same from Reuben Foster’ first domestic violence incident. In the first incident, she recanted her allegations on the stand. She later admitted (after the second domestic violence incident) she lied about that very recanting.
Foster was claimed off waivers by Washington, who stated they were going to let the legal process play out and that Foster would not suit up until his legal issues concluded. The NFL in turn, placed Foster on the commissioner's exempt list, further preventing him from playing.
While this legal issue is resolved, Foster could still face discipline from the NFL for the 2019 season.