Reuben Foster allegedly dragged girlfriend during argument

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Details are beginning to emerge regarding the incident that resulted in 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster being arrested for domestic violence.

According to Robert Salonga and Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News, Foster allegedly dragged his girlfriend during an argument at a Los Gatos, California home on Sunday morning. The alleged victim told police dispatchers during call to 911 that Foster owns multiple semiautomatic rifles.

Foster faced potential counts of domestic violence, making criminal threats, and possessing an assault weapon. Prosecutors must decide whether to charge Foster within 30 day. Each charge could be a misdemeanor or a felony.

Regardless of whether charges are filed, Foster faces scrutiny from the league office. Last year, the NFL suspended Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games for domestic violence even though he was never arrested or charged.

68 responses to “Reuben Foster allegedly dragged girlfriend during argument

  1. Might as well just cut him now 49ers. He’s getting suspended at least a year if Zeke got six games for that. He just had a weed charge last month thats 4 games plus 6 for domestic plus 6 more for the assault rifles. He’s done.

  2. This guy had red flags before he joined the NFL but still considered a top 10 – then got sent home from combine for bad behavior and later found to have failed the combine drug test (dilute sample). These caused even Jerrah to finally pass on him at 28, but 49ers risked their pick at 31.

  3. You give people a 2nd chance…or do you have a 1 and done policy…

    Maybe after 4 years of NFL exp with no incidents you get a 2nd but violations in your first 3 years are out?

    The problem though is not the NFLs to solve. They are not the counseling center…or police…but they don’t have to solve it…they just have to not tolerate it…

  4. All teams continue to sign/draft guys who have a history of red flags including domestic violence, drugs, alcohol problems, etc. These guys all have it easy. You play a GAME (by choice) for a living for millions of dollars and still find a way to screw it up. Act right and more importantly, stop abusing women.

  5. First, she needs to get as far away from him as she can. Someplace safe, maybe with family, where dad and brothers are armed to the teeth. . . and she shows no more interest, IT’S OVER. Next, for his own sake, he needs to go into counseling. Life can be turned around, but he MUST want to get help. If the NFL really cares about its players, it should help make this happen.

  6. As a niner fan, if these allegations are true. I’m all in with cutting him. This is beyond Alson Smith stupid mistakes

  7. There are 2 common outcomes when a guy’s draft stock plummets from off-field issues. The guy cleans up his act, the team gets a steal and the front office look like geniuses, or the guy does this, you waste a pick, and it becomes an embarassment for the organization. The Niners have been on the wrong end of this gamble enough times to stop rolling the dice

  8. As soon as they get all the info for sure, he will be let go, and then he will never play in the nfl again.

  9. Why is owning a semiautomatic rifle even mentioned? And what, exactly is an “assault rifle”? A single shot .22 can be used to assault anyone. Stupidity at its finest.

  10. Hopefully this will teach Lynch to not be so eager to draft players with amazing physical skills but are as dumb as a rock. There is no excuse to for Foster’s actions.

  11. 31 other teams noticed this guy was was going to be problems My Niners thought they got a steal when they traded back into the end of the 1st round to draft him. I had a bad feeling as well, with Aldon Smith still on my mind. Shanahan and Lynch weren’t here for that ridiculousness, so they didn’t feel that pain of a wasted 1st round pick.

    One thing that pisses me off is they got rid of Bowman and handed the job over to Foster mid season. I felt that was a dumb move then, and it looks even dumber now. Especially since we cut Bowman and got no return. I love Shanahan and Lynch but these are 2 serious mistakes they’ve made.

  12. No let’s take a knee for injustice. Let’s not focus the underlying theme of domestic violence and lack of respect for women in NFL. The leagues players coaches announcers owners don’t value or respect women. These people are talking monkeys. Smh

  13. Just another reason the Saints had the best draft. Niners helped by grabbing this douche in front of us. Then helping us Trade up for Kamara. Best thing that could’ve happened. Thanks to those guys from Castro. Lol

  14. gonakgod says:
    February 12, 2018 at 8:22 pm
    I imagine the tom petty song ‘stop draggin my heart around’ was playing in the background
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    I’d bet my house Foster doesn’t listen to Tom Petty music.

  15. All the Dolphin fans that were pissed Tannenbaum took Harris over this kid how you feeling now? What did the Fins know about Fosters past or tendancy? At least Harris has a future in the league.

  16. The guns aren’t an issue? What possible reason is there to own more than a handgun or a hunting rifle? Especially living in the city? Multiple assault weapons are most definitely an issue. (These particular guns were registered in a different state but not Calif.)
    We don’t need him John Lynch. Go sign someone who doesn’t drag people around and threaten them.

  17. The NFL has a problem – it does not punish its players enough – there should be lifetime bans rather than multi-game ones. Time to remind players they don’t have a right to play in the NFL – it is all a privilege.

  18. Chicken Little says:
    February 13, 2018 at 8:02 am
    The guns aren’t an issue? What possible reason is there to own more than a handgun or a hunting rifle? Especially living in the city? Multiple assault weapons are most definitely an issue. (These particular guns were registered in a different state but not Calif.)
    We don’t need him John Lynch. Go sign someone who doesn’t drag people around and threaten them.

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    Because their fun to shoot.

    I could get into some of the other reasons, but for the most part Ar style rifles are high end adult toys.

  19. There seems to be a lot if sensationalist usage of this term ‘assault rifle’. I would take it more seriously if it was even known what we are talking about. (And spare us the ‘reports are’ stuff that has been all over the place, Im talking about confirmation). But even then thats just an adjective. What matters is registered and unregistered. If they are all legally registered then it really doesnt matter what kind of guns they are. And if they are not registered, it still doesnt matter what kind of guns they are.

    Note – I myself dont care for guns and prefer they not be around. But even so I think I have no right to ask another person to do anything other than follow the laws however they happen to be at this time.

  20. We will see what Lynch is made of here and how much he believes in his principles. We all recently observed how far BB takes his rules when he benched Malcom Butler for the SB. BB would have already cut this guy loose….just as he did with Aaron Hernandez. Will Lynch? Stay tuned….

  21. @ninersolid says:

    If assault rifles are legal they shouldn’t be part of the issue. If beating up his girlfriend is true, he should be gone.
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    Heard a report the ARs were registered in Alabama but he has not registered them in Cali.

  22. @nhpats says:

    We will see what Lynch is made of here and how much he believes in his principles. We all recently observed how far BB takes his rules when he benched Malcom Butler for the SB. BB would have already cut this guy loose….just as he did with Aaron Hernandez. Will Lynch? Stay tuned….
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    BB has nothing to do with this, unless you’re talking about how he ignored the warning signs with Aaron Hernandez. Patriots brass cut Hernandez the day he was arrested and later charged with 1st degree murder! I’m thinking 99.9% would have cut him. Patriot fans…BB is not a saint! And what exactly did Butler do?

  23. Didnt this guy take a knee to protest police brutality? Kind of ironic that he gets arrested for brutality against a woman! So little integrity amongst football players.

  24. @pw1265 says:
    Wow….another SEC gem!
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    OK, so no other college conference has players with legal issues? Don’t be foolish.

  25. terripet says:
    February 12, 2018 at 7:58 pm
    If true he needs to be thrown out of the league
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    If true he needs to be thrown into prison. Does anybody else find it confusing that NFL players only ever seem to face league discipline, never criminal consequences.

  26. I think it wise to let all the facts present themselves before we react. To this point only pieces of information have surfaced.

  27. Another Saban disciple, who is surprised? Saban is as big of a scumbag as Urban Meyer. Maybe if these guys were disciplined in college they wouldn’t go haywire. Urban Meyer will always have blood on his hands with Hernandez.

  28. Why post this misleading story without knowing all of the facts? He and his lady had an argument, and it was to the point he took her belongings and put them on the front porch. She went crazy and wouldn’t leave, so he calmly drug her out to the porch. She then proceeds to call the cops because she was kicked out and rejected. She wasn’t harmed in anyway.

    This is a case of a crazy woman being rejected, but let’s post just one tidbit to make the player look like a horrible person. Let’s mention that he has guns that are registered in another state to make the player look even worse. Journalism is dead.

  29. There’s an opening on the team for the White House Chief of staff. They and the current president are VERY supportive of wife/ girlfriend beaters

  30. infrno says:
    February 12, 2018 at 10:14 pm
    Why is owning a semiautomatic rifle even mentioned? And what, exactly is an “assault rifle”? A single shot .22 can be used to assault anyone. Stupidity at its finest.

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    Really? The term assault rifle is what bothers you? Look up assault rifle – it’s been around since Hitler’s times. The US military uses the term also. I suspect the semiautomatic rifle was mentioned because the guy is a law breaker, a woman beater, and a rogue gun owner in California.

    Other than that, why shouldn’t he have semi automatics at the ready to play with?

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