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SportRedskins exec Doug Williams: Reuben Foster allegations 'small potatoes' compared to other things

22:15  29 november  2018
22:15  29 november  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

49ers release Reuben Foster after another arrest

49ers release Reuben Foster after another arrest The move comes after Foster was arrested Saturday in Tampa Bay on a domestic-violence battery charge. According to a police report obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle, he was arrested at 9:10 p.m. ET and booked in jail at 11:11 p.m. ET. MORE: 49ers LB Reuben Foster arrested on domestic-violence charge in Florida, report says Foster had a previous domestic-violence charge dropped in May after his ex-girlfriend, Elissa Ennis, recanted her statements that alleged Foster caused her bodily harm.

(AP) — The Washington Redskins claimed Reuben Foster off waivers Tuesday after the San “The Redskins fully understand the severity of the recent allegations made against Reuben ,” Williams said. There are seven other Alabama products on the team. “Nothing is promised to Reuben , but

The Washington Redskins claim they “fully understand the severity” of the allegations facing linebacker Reuben Foster , although the team That apparent lack of due diligence runs counter to the statement released Tuesday by the team’s senior vice president of player personnel, Doug Williams

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Redskins senior VP of player personnel Doug Williams opened up Thursday about the team's decision to claim linebacker Reuben Foster off waivers, despite the pending domestic assault charges against him.

Williams, who also played quarterback for the Redskins, said he and the team knew there would be backlash for the decision, but said Foster deserved to have his case properly examined.

“Oh yeah, we knew that was going to happen, and like I said, rightfully so with all the stuff that is going on in this country," Williams said on The Team 980 . “We’ve got people who are in high, high, high, high places that have done far worse, and if you look at it realistically, they’re still up there. This is small potatoes [compared to] a lot of things out there. But at the same time it’s a big issue in America today, whether or not it’s in football, whether or not it’s in everyday life, whether or not it’s in politics, it’s out there.”

Niners coach Kyle Shanahan hopes this is 'rock bottom' for Reuben Foster

Niners coach Kyle Shanahan hopes this is 'rock bottom' for Reuben Foster San Francisco's coach spent much of his press conference Monday discussing the arrest and release of linebacker Reuben Foster. San Francisco officially released Foster earlier that day after he was arrested on a domestic-violence battery charge Saturday night at the team's hotel during an away game in Tampa. In addition to this weekend's incident, a prior domestic violence report from October was also discovered. Shanahan said the Niners were “absolutely not” aware of the Oct. 12 incident or report involving Foster that was made to the Santa Clara Police Department.

— The Washington Redskins claimed Reuben Foster off waivers Tuesday after the San Francisco 49ers released the linebacker following a domestic-violence arrest. “The Redskins fully understand the severity of the recent allegations made against Reuben ,” Williams said.

Reuben Foster (born April 4, 1994) is an American football inside linebacker for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL).

The Redskins claimed Foster two days after the 49ers released him after he was charged with domestic violence Saturday. It marked the third time this year Foster has been arrested and the second time he has been accused of domestic assault.

Foster was placed on the the commissioner’s exempt list Tuesday, meaning he can't play until the NFL reaches a disciplinary decision in his case.

Despite the NFL treading lightly and the Redskins saying they won't sign Foster if he is found guilty, the criticisms of the team were profound.

“We knew there was going to be some backlash, and we understand that, and rightfully so,” Williams said. “I’ve got six daughters, so it ain’t something I would condone, but at the same time I think we are in the business of at least looking into [his case].

Former 49ers LB Reuben Foster claimed off waivers with domestic violence charge pending, report says

Former 49ers LB Reuben Foster claimed off waivers with domestic violence charge pending, report says Reuben Foster was released by the 49ers on Sunday one day after he was arrested after an alleged domestic violence incident.

The Washington Redskins have claimed Reuben Foster off waivers after the San Francisco The team announced the move in a statement from senior vice president of player personnel Doug "The Redskins fully understand the severity of the recent allegations made against Reuben ," Williams

The Redskins didn't wait to bring on Reuben Foster after the linebacker was arrested on suspicion of Sure, they issued a statement from VP of player personnel Doug Williams (no coincidence it came from "The Redskins fully understand the severity of the recent allegations made against Reuben .

"I could sit here, and I won’t, name a bunch of teams that took on players that got a lot of baggage that nobody’s saying anything about. You can’t get into nitpicking what they do and what you do. You gotta look at it from your standpoint. There was a lot of thought that went into it. It wasn’t just a spur of the moment type of thing. We all gathered, we talked about it, we knew there was going to be some risk-reward involved in it.”

Williams also said that despite reports that not all members of the Redskins' board was supportive of claiming Foster, everyone he spoke to was on board with scooping him up and that there were dissenters was news to him.

“When I read that, I was trying to find out who wasn’t united,” Williams said. “ . . . This is all the people from the head coach, and myself and [Redskins President Bruce Allen], and of course the owner, who owns this football team, has to know what we’re talking about. I don’t know who wasn’t on board. I don’t know where the source comes from. In every organization and every business, everything else, I’m sure they got some leakers who might say something and people take it and run with it . . . Nobody that was in my room was thumbs down.”

Police release video of Reuben Foster's domestic dispute.
Six weeks before an alleged domestic violence incident at a 49ers team hotel, Foster was involved in another dispute with his ex-girlfriend.

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