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Florida Attorney’s Office dismisses Reuben Foster’s domestic violence charge

The former 49ers linebacker remains on the commissioner’s exempt list

Pat’s update: Ian Rappoport obtained the document referencing the dismissal:

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.

The second charge revolves around a November 24 incident at the 49ers’ hotel room the night before the 49ers played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 49ers released Foster the following morning.

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.