Reuben Foster, Former San Francisco 49ers linebacker was claimed off waivers by the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, two days after the 49ers released him following his domestic violence arrest.
Redskins senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams said that “The Redskins fully understand the severity of the recent allegations made against Reuben,” Williams said. “If true, you can be sure these allegations are nothing our organization would ever condone.
he added that " Reuben will have to go through numerous steps including the full legal process, an investigation and potential discipline from the NFL, as well as meetings with counselors associated with the team before he will ever have the opportunity to wear the burgundy and gold as a player."
The Redskins official said that current players on the team "were overwhelmingly supportive of us taking this chance," and that while "nothing is promised to Reuben, we are hopefully being around so many of his former teammates and friends will eventually provide him with the best possible environment to succeed both personally and professionally."
Foster was arrested in Tampa, Fla on Saturday hours before the 49ers were to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and charged with one count of first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence.
the Tampa Police Department said that Foster slapped a woman's phone out of her hand pushed her in the chest area and slapped her with an open hand on the right side of her face leaving a 1-inch scratch on the accuser's left collarbone.