49ers: Reuben Foster’s place on team is under “great scrutiny”


The Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday that 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been charged with three felonies related to a February incident that left his girlfriend with a ruptured eardrum.

Foster has been charged with domestic violence, forcefully attempting to prevent a victim from reporting a crime and possession of an assault weapon and faces up to 11 years in prison as a result. 49ers CEO Jed York said last month that the team would “get together and discuss whatever comes down” from the D.A. and the team released a statement on Thursday after the charges were announced.

“The 49ers organization is aware of today’s disturbing charges regarding Reuben Foster. We will continue to follow this serious matter. Reuben is aware that his place in our organization is under great scrutiny and will depend on what is learned through the legal process.”

York said last month that he will ultimately make the call about Foster’s future with the team. Whatever happens with the charges in Santa Clara and with the 49ers, Foster also faces possible discipline from the NFL under the Personal Conduct Policy.

63 responses to “49ers: Reuben Foster’s place on team is under “great scrutiny”

  1. And the reasons so many teams passed on a top talent have come to fruition…what is up with dudes having to put their hands on women like this

  2. Cut him? All he did was beat the everloving snot out of a woman. It’s not like he took a knee to support the idea that black people are people.

  3. They’ll wait to see how his court case goes. Now, he can get an attorney and defend himself. The media loves to be judge and jury, thank GOD the judicial system doesn’t work that way.

  4. Translation:

    “Hey, Rog! Throw us a bone like you tried to do with Ray Rice and the Ravens hoping we can cover all of this up and hope people forget about it.”

    Article 46, baby!

  5. Santa C. Has been sitting back listening to everyone pat them on the back for picking up Garoppolo during the NE spat and thinking they are going to the Super Bowl soon. They were 1-10 going into Thanksgiving. It’s not that easy guys.

  6. grogansheroes says:
    April 12, 2018 at 1:22 pm
    If he was in New England, he would of been cut by now.

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    With 3 felonies and that kind of evidence, it wouldn’t even have come to this.

    Meanwhile, other teams erect statues of creepy murderers and pretend nothing happened. Or, they work with Goodell to try to sweep domestics under the rug (Suggs, Rice, etc).

  7. Translation – “were gonna see how angry people are and if they don’t care we will call it a one off because he’s a really good player”

    Pathetic how ownerships in the NFL enable these guys based on how many tackles/TDs they provide

  8. Remember how happy they were when they drafted him? Like they were fooling someone?

    “We got the third rated player on our board”

    Great job, fellas….

  9. I told all you Niner fans after the draft last year when you were all rejoycing about picking Foster at the end of the 1st round that either his shoulder would explode or he would get into trouble off the field, well i was right about the 2nd point…………….TOLD YA!

  10. Photo up there is a good reminder. Guy had lots of weird injuries last year. And now the suspensions. So one way or another he won’t be on the field. Just cut him now and get the stink out of the building.

  11. “Great Scrutiny?”
    This is a no brainer for any team with integrity. Let’s see what the niners do. I’d expect this out of the Jets, Bengals or Steelers.

  12. superfanentertainment says:April 12, 2018 at 1:15 pm
    Jed York is one of the worst owners in ALL of sports.

    I agree the Jed is a terrible owner who was literally born with a silver spoon in his mouth and never had to lift a finger in his life to do any meaningful work. He was given the 49ers as a gift from mommy and daddy. However, he’s not even the worst owner in his own sport. That award can easily go to Haslam, Irsay, or even Mike Brown.

  13. Maybe the wives and girlfriends of these upstanding players should be the ones kneeling against brutality…..

  14. 49ers jumped the Saints to take Foster. Remember Foster joked about hanging up the phone on them. Guess who’s getting the last laugh?

  15. If he was on most teams, he would have been cut by now, not just the Patriots. While there are a few teams (like the Niners) that seem to hold on to people in favor of due process or “helping” their players, most teams would cut bait on this guy as soon as the word felony is mentioned. It’s not like he is coming back to the league anyway, dude is already suspended.

  16. It’s OK everyone, the league has a straight shooter like Lisa Friel putting in overtime as we speak. We should expect nothing but truth & transparency like always #sarcasm

  17. therealraider says:
    April 12, 2018 at 1:39 pm
    Translation: We really don’t want to cut him but if he ends up getting sent to prison then we have no choice.

    Bang on the head of the nail. And this from a diehard Niner fan. They are clearly going to await the outcome of the trial, which quite frankly makes sense. Innocent until proven guilty remember? And if he’s guilty and not sent to prison (highly unlikely that he gets jail), I would want him off the team and out of the league.

  18. NFL start taking a real stand here! Every week someone is being reported in here. Any man who thinks beating up a woman, threatening to, hurting her is not a man or an icon! While we are at, let’s remove the name of someone who’s admitted to horribly killing his wife and a friend from the bills wall. I’m so disgusted how big of a problem we have seen with this and how the nfl isn’t coming out with anything on it!

  19. There is a reason this kid fell in the draft. He’ll be suspended and cut. Teams don’t want to be attached to players who put them in bad situations and publicity.

  20. Remember how happy John Lynch was after his pick, just beaming he could get Foster that late. I get it, all GM’s make mistakes but this kid had warning signs for years, guess the Niner’s could not get him turned around.

  21. I remember when the Saints were talking to him on the phone and was getting ready to select him before the 49’ers traded up to get him. Was disappointed then, not so much now.

  22. 49er fans can’t blame this draft pick on Trent Balkee. There was a reason he had red flags and 30 teams passed on him. It wasn’t the shoulder issue.

  23. jackedupboonie says:
    April 12, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Santa C. Has been sitting back listening to everyone pat them on the back for picking up Garoppolo during the NE spat and thinking they are going to the Super Bowl soon. They were 1-10 going into Thanksgiving. It’s not that easy guys.
    I agree with everything you said, except the mixed metaphor about listening to a pat on the back, and that BS about a spat in NE.

  24. All he did was punch a woman about a dozen times. It’s not like he did something truly despicable like kneeling during the anthem, so York will keep him.

  25. Lets see. The only player to ever be kicked out of the combine for an altercation with staff. Red flags during the season then everybody passes on a him butthe sf is just smarter than everyone else they can fix em . We buy all his rehearsed excuses . Seattle should ask krapernick if hel kneel for spouse abuse victims . Sf deserves it for giving this idiot a second chance that he threw away in 6 months after falling from third to 32.

  26. .

    “49ers jumped the Saints to take Foster. Remember Foster joked about hanging up the phone on them. Guess who’s getting the last laugh?”


    The Saints responded by taking starting RT Ryan Ramczyk. He helped to solidify their OL which was a sore spot for years.

  27. I was on record saying he was the best talent in last year’s draft, but dude has got to go. There is no gray line in this matter where it’s a he said, she said situation just looking at that police report, and we all know that violent people with women don’t change with “help.” He’d just figure out a way to do it next time without getting caught.

  28. No they don’t change. The only thing they do is lie, blame her, humiliate, cheat, abuse emotionally and destroy. They don’t care and have no remorse. They are incapable of truly living any one therefore they will do it to all.

  29. Man,I can’t wait for some of you guys to get in to trouble with the law,that way you all can just convict yourself. Cause clearly there is no more innocent until proven guilty,whatever I hope to god karma bites you guys in the ass with a son or grandchild. I hope you guys have to defend him to family memebers and friends and say hey isn’t he innocent until proven guilty. I mean I hope your son is telling you hey she is an ex I just got a big time job for millions and now she gets none of it. Ya I know she has bruises,but I’m certain dad she had a friend do them or she did them herself cause again she now gets no money unless she sued me. Or maybe it’s dad just cause she told the police this happened doesn’t mean it actually did,but whatever guys enjoy your time on your soapbox as perfect person. Cause it’s sure is a hard fall down. Finally I have a daughter I would never want her to be beat up. So no I’m not someone who is fine with this,and I’m not even really defending foster I happen to be in law and just love it. But when people convict they our taking away one of our most precious amendments,the right to a fair trial and the right to be innocent until proven guilty.

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