On Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers said they plan to release linebacker Reuben Foster after he was arrested at the team hotel in Tampa, Florida on a domestic violence charge. Foster was arrested by Tampa police at 9:10 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt hotel where the team was staying before playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, charged with one count of first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence. He was booked into jail at 11:11 p.m. Saturday and was being held on $2,000 bail, according to an arrest report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office.
The team sent out a one-sentence news release this morning saying it will cut Foster. He will be placed on waivers officially on Monday. NFL Spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league is reviewing the matter.
Foster was suspended the first two games of this season for violating the NFL’s conduct and substance-abuse policies.He has struggled on the field this season as well and has dealt with shoulder and hamstring injuries, missing the past two games with a hamstring injury. He had 29 tackles in six games this season with no sacks, forced fumbles, fumble recoveries or interceptions. He also missed 10 tackles in six games and had the second-highest rate of missed tackles among any linebacker with at least 200 snaps on defense.
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