Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster, who was cut by the 49ers after being arrested for domestic violence at the team’s hotel, had those charges dropped. News of the dropped charges broke after an arraignment on Thursday was canceled.
Via WFLA 8:
Domestic violence charges filed against former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster have been dropped.
Foster was due in court for an arraignment Thursday morning, however the arraignment was canceled because the charges were dropped.
The charges stemmed from an alleged incident last November.
Tampa police were called to investigate a report of a domestic violence incident around 9 p.m. Saturday Nov. 24 at the Grand Hyatt hotel where the 49ers were staying ahead of their game against the Buccaneers.
Responding officers say they learned 24-year-old Foster was involved in a “verbal altercation” with a 28-year-old woman. She told officers that, during the altercation, Foster slapped her phone out of her hand, pushed her in the chest area and slapped her with an open hand on the left side of her face.
The charges being dropped doesn’t mean the NFL won’t punish Foster. They will likely hand down some sort of suspension, especially given the fact that this isn’t Foster’s first offense.