Reuben Foster sees domestic violence charges dismissed

January 3, 2019

Reuben Foster had his domestic violence charges dismissed Wednesday ahead of the Redskins linebacker’s scheduled arraignment.

Foster, who the Redskins claimed off waivers just days after his second domestic violence arrest of 2018, was originally set to appear in court Thursday. But Florida’s State Attorney’s Office had dropped the charges a day prior.

On Nov. 24, Foster was arrested in Tampa, Florida, after his ex-girlfriend told police the linebacker slapped her with an open hand and pushed her. The arrest led the San Francisco 49ers to release Foster, though the linebacker landed with the Redskins days later.

Washington faced an intense backlash for picking up Foster. The 24-year-old did not play a down for the Redskins this season as Foster was placed on the NFL’s Commissioner Exempt List.

It is not known at the moment why charges were dropped. But Foster’s accuser had previously recanted another accusation against him in May.

Although his charges have been dismissed, Foster could still face discipline from the NFL.

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended six games in 2017 over allegations of domestic violence, even though he was not arrested or charged by prosecutors.

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