Report: Reuben Foster not eligible for exempt list yet, can participate in team workouts for now

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Reuben Foster‘s spot on the 49ers’ roster is “under great scrutiny,” but San Francisco cannot use the commissioner’s exempt list for the linebacker.

Jim Trotter of NFL Media reports that Foster will not become a candidate for the list until the league concludes its investigation of domestic violence allegations. That means Foster can attend the start of team workouts Monday.

It remains unclear whether he will show up.

The Santa Clara District Attorney charged Foster with felony domestic violence related to a February incident that left his girlfriend with a ruptured eardrum. His new teammate, Richard Sherman, appeared in court Thursday during Foster’s arraignment.

The 49ers were not surprised as Sherman told management after he signed that he was interested in taking Foster under his wing, per Trotter. Safety Jaquiski Tartt joined Sherman in the courtroom, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.

23 responses to “Report: Reuben Foster not eligible for exempt list yet, can participate in team workouts for now

  1. I get it but it seems to me that he should be placed on that exempt list now. He has been charged, this is not just under investigation.

  2. The 49ers were not surprised as Sherman told management after he signed that he was interested in taking Foster under his wing, per Trotter. Safety Jaquiski Tartt joined Sherman in the courtroom,
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    Where’s the support for the alleged victim?

  3. Bummed the niners lost an all-pro talent but tired of dancing around this thing. Just cut him and draft Roquon or Edmunds to replace him.
    Even though we all know some team will scoop him up and earn praise for giving him a second chance and signing a low risk / high reward contract.

  4. No Foster fan, but Possession of an assault weapon & misdemeanor possession of a large capacity weapon magazine are 2nd Amendment protected rights. Gov’t does not have the right to prosecute a person for exercising a Constitutionally protected rights.

  5. Keep him on the team on the bench; he will beat another one which will get you your money back due to him being suspended. You can do this for example years and then his career over.

  6. Jim Trotter of NFL Media reports that Foster will not become a candidate for the list until the league concludes its investigation of domestic violence allegations.
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    Can we revisit what that exempt list is for? In the Peterson case, I thought he was put on the exempt list WHILE they were investigating. To me, this seems like the perfect case to throw on the exempt list.

  7. mark4steelers says:
    April 12, 2018 at 7:31 pm
    No Foster fan, but Possession of an assault weapon & misdemeanor possession of a large capacity weapon magazine are 2nd Amendment protected rights. Gov’t does not have the right to prosecute a person for exercising a Constitutionally protected rights.
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    Good luck with that.

  8. Thank God for Saint Sherman, maybe he can negotiate a better sentence for Foster than a lawyer could…just like the deal he negotiated for himself that was so bad his union stepped in and got him a few more dollars.

  9. “Foster not eligible for exempt list yet”

    Funny because Goodell has used it at will in the past without anyone ever mentioned there was something specific that made them eligible or not.

    As always, the league protects domestic violence abusers and becomes accomplices after the fact.

    Frisco should cut him and no other team should sign him.

  10. Get this cancer off our team. He’s already been in more trouble than Alison Smith was in his 1st year with the Niners. Seems he’s headed down the same path.

  11. Harisson hits2,I think Frisco should cut him and no other team should sign him, ,,,,,nailed it.

  12. So Richard Sherman not only thinks he can be a sports agent, now he thinks he can also be a criminal attorney.
    Well, he’s smart. He went to Stanford.

  13. Ruben Foster charged with felony domestic violence, 49ers keep him on the payroll. Kaep and Eric Wright take a knee to bring attention to police violence, out of the league!! Good priorities NFL.

  14. “mark4steelers says:
    April 12, 2018 at 7:31 pm
    No Foster fan, but Possession of an assault weapon & misdemeanor possession of a large capacity weapon magazine are 2nd Amendment protected rights. Gov’t does not have the right to prosecute a person for exercising a Constitutionally protected rights.”

    What about the 8-10 punches to the head? Is that constitutionally protected? The hair dragging? Is that article 27?

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