San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, threats and assault weapon possession charges Sunday morning in California.
According to NFL.com, the Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Dept. arrested Foster after receiving a call regarding a possible disturbance. And after they arrived at the home they peacefully took Foster into custody.
Foster was then transported to Santa Clara County Main Jail with a bail set at $75,000. He was released from custody Sunday night as the incident continues to be investigated. His employers, the 49ers, have gotten wind of the arrest and are gathering all information before deciding if a punishment is needed.
“The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the report regarding Reuben Foster. We take matters of this nature seriously and are gathering all pertinent information,” the team wrote in a statement.
This is the second arrest for Foster in the last month, as he was taken into custody on January 13 for possession of marijuana but was freed after paying a $2,500 bond. Foster was one of the best linebackers available in the 2017 draft and was chosen 31st overall by the 49ers. He would have been selected sooner but character issues made him less desirable. It all started when he wasn’t sent home last March from the NFL Scouting Combine for arguing with a hospital worker and then in April, he tested positive during an NFL drug test.
Upon drafting Foster, Niners GM John Lynch said the organization had no concerns about his character nor how it would affect the team. Now that he can’t seem to stay out of trouble, the 49ers may be regretting their decision to draft him. In the ten games that the 23-year-old did start last year, he recorded 72 tackles.
The 49ers have made huge offseason moves in the week since the Super Bowl, which includes signing Tom Brady’s old backup quarterback Jimmy G to a five-year, $137.5-million contract.