Domestic violence charges against Reuben Foster have been dropped
Jan 04 2019
The State Attorney's Office in Florida has dropped the domestic violence case against the now-Redskins linebacker, according to Hillsborough County court records.
Foster was arrested at the San Francisco 49ers' hotel in Tampa in November and jailed overnight following an incident involving the second-year linebacker and a companion police identified as the same woman who said Foster hit her in February.
Following criticism of the league's bungling of the Kareem Hunt domestic violence probe, officials - remember, led by former District police chief Cathy Lanier, now head of NFL security, hired in the face of charges the league failed to address domestic violence issues adequately - may feel the pressure to make an example out of Foster.
"Because I loved him, and love will have you doing things that's not in your best interests", Ennis told "Good Morning America". She claimed she only recanted the first allegations against Foster because she believed he loved her. The NFL placed him on the commissioner exempt list, which prohibited him from practicing or attending games. He was charged with one count of first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence.
Foster's violation of the league's policy on substances of abuse stemmed from an offseason misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana in Alabama. Charges were dropped after he completed a first-time-offender diversion course. The charge was dropped and Ennis said she lied to get money from Foster. She also admitted to stealing more than $8,000 and two Rolex watches from Foster after their breakup.
Fast forward to January 2019 and Foster has seemingly escaped another domestic violence case, according to TMZ.