Eagles only team to reach out to Tampa police about Reuben Foster: Report
The Philadelphia Eagles were the only NFL team to reach out to the Tampa Police Department regarding Reuben Foster’s recent domestic violence arrest, according to USA Today.
The Redskins claimed Foster off waivers Tuesday after the San Francisco 49ers released him, which sparked a backlash. Foster has been arrested three times since the start of 2018.
In a statement, Redskins executive Doug Williams said the team would investigate the situation further, but signed off on the move, partly because of “candid conversations with a number of his ex-Alabama teammates and current Redskins players who were overwhelmingly supportive of us taking this chance.”
“Nothing is promised to Reuben, but we are hopeful being around so many of his former teammates and friends will eventually provide him with the best possible environment to succeed both personally and professionally,” Williams said.
The NFL placed Foster on the commissioner’s exempt list, meaning he won’t be allowed to practice or attend games. But he can be around Washington’s practice facility, with the team’s permission.
In his latest arrest, Foster was accused of slapping a woman with his open hand.