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SportNFL owners, GMs 'shocked' Redskins picked up Reuben Foster

20:40  02 december  2018
20:40  02 december  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

49ers LB Reuben Foster arrested on domestic-violence charge in Florida, report says

49ers LB Reuben Foster arrested on domestic-violence charge in Florida, report says Reuben Foster was arrested at 9:10 p.m. ET and booked in jail at 11:11 p.m. ET. No bond has been posted yet. The 49ers are playing the Buccaneers on Sunday. 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. The 24-year-old linebacker did serve a two-game suspension for a marijuana-related charge as well as a gun-possession charge stemming from the dropped domestic-violence charge.

Redskins senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams said Thursday the franchise's front office was united in claiming linebacker Reuben Foster Williams told Doc Walker during his weekly appearance on The Team 980 that he and the team expected criticism after picking up Foster , who

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

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NFL teams are "shocked" that the Redskins claimed Reuben Foster off waivers two days after the 49ers released him.

Foster was arrested before San Francisco's game against the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay on domestic violence charges. It marked his third arrest and second domestic violence incident this year alone.

The Redskins have been criticized heavily for the move, with Redskins owner Dan Snyder and president Bruce Allen getting a lot of the heat.

Other teams have discussed the Redskins' controversial move, with many executives saying they were stunned Washington claimed Foster.

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.

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 Williams, who also played quarterback for the Redskins , said he and the team knew there would be backlash for the decision, but said Foster

As controversial as picking up Foster was, there was a contingent of former University of More: Redskins send vile, inexcusable message on domestic violence by adding Reuben Foster . Redskins head coach Jay Gruden didn’t make any proclamations about whether Foster would play this season.

"I really can't figure it out," one anonymous NFL general manager told CBS Sports. "Whatever you think of the player, and his impact, and even if you think this situation may not be what it seems on the surface, why would you claim him now? We were shocked that anyone claimed him."

Another NFL GM said he would have never even broached the subject with the team owner, especially with the investigation ongoing.

One league executive said: "What do they gain by doing this now? It reflects poorly on the entire league. It makes all of us look bad. They said in their own press release he might not ever play a snap for them. What's the point? I'm kind of disgusted by it."

Foster will remain on the commissioner's exempt list until the investigation into his arrest is complete. From there, the league will take disciplinary action against Foster.

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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