Reuben Foster has marijuana charge dropped

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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has put another legal issue behind him.

The district attorney’s office in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has dropped a misdemeanor marijuana charge against Foster after he completed a diversion course, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

Foster could still be subject to league discipline under the substance-abuse policy, despite having the charge dropped.

The dismissal in Alabama comes after a more serious felony domestic violence charge against Foster in California was also dropped this week. In that case, Foster’s ex-girlfriend testified under oath that she was lying to police when she accused Foster of punching her. As a result of that testimony, a judge dismissed the charge.

The 49ers have welcomed Foster back to Organized Team Activities after previously saying he would not be the team while facing domestic violence charges.

51 responses to “Reuben Foster has marijuana charge dropped

  1. Could not have been a better week for Reuben Foster. I am sure he will get 6 games or so by the NFL in ’18 or ’19 but it is a lot better than the alternative scenarios.

  2. Please do not throw a potentially great NFL career down the toilet. You were blessed with outstanding physical talent. Show some outstanding wisdom and learn from your “near death experience”.

  3. Guys like this never look at miracles like these (I agree, whoever this guy’s lawyer is should be getting major awards), thank God for it and become better men.

    They look at it as proof that they can get away with anything.

    He’ll be back. Very soon.

  4. You can bet your mortgage that the league would not let him go without suspending him. The league is notoriously harsh on 49er players in recent years.

  5. I wonder how much “hush money”, was paid to the ex-girlfriend to
    basically admit to perjury?

  6. Lots of bright, upstanding linebackers come out of Bama. I remember a promising young kid we drafted in the first round a few years back by the name of Rolando.

    What a guy…

    Those are true shapers of quality men down there.

    But hey, they also put out Hightower and Mosley, so it looks like you’ve got about a 50/50 chance of drafting a future ward of the state if you pick a Bama LB in round 1. Too rich for my blood.

    let’s see how Rashaan Evans does.

  7. whodey420 says:
    May 25, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    I wonder how much “hush money”, was paid to the ex-girlfriend to
    basically admit to perjury?


    Had she not done this same exact thing in the past, I would agree with you.

  8. What is the role of the player’s union? The guy is not guilty of anything (according to the law) yet the NFL will probably suspend him..I hope these players don’t pay dues to these guys..

  9. On a more general note I wish they wouldn’t simply say charges have been “dropped” – this makes it seem like there was never any case and the accused was innocent after all – when clearly they wouldn’t have agreed to whatever diversion/awareness/correction/restitution if there wasn’t a reality to the charges. A much better term for such resolved minor charges might be “requited” (to make a repayment or return for).

  10. Funny reading some of the comments on here. Seems like some people can’t actually read. He didn’t get off on the marijuana charge. Foster completed a diversion program so the judge dismissed the charges. This is common. It is an admission of guilt like getting your traffic ticket dismissed because you went to traffic school. The league will see that as an admission of guilt and they will do what they always do

  11. What a way to blow your rookie paychecks,lawyers and court fines. He slipped in the draft for a reason. Million dollar talent, 10 cent head.

  12. in the eyes of the law, he has done nothing wrong. he was wrongfully accused. he absolutely should get ZERO punishment from the NFL.

  13. Reuben is a kneeler. Hopefully he will give us some insight with his recent encounter with the criminal justice system so that we can understand exactly what the protests are all about.

  14. There really is the star treatment…not to mention entitlement and Not being held accountable.

  15. YEAH he must have one heck of a lawyer,,,,,,still an idiot for even being in this situation,

  16. Once again haters are gonna hate.
    So Reuben you just put the past behind you and look forward to an All-Pro season and help this organization return to its winning ways!
    Go Niners!!

  17. what type of person agrees that someone should go to jail over ingesting a plant that grows in the dirt? I suspect there is a high correlation with the grouo that hates kaepernick.

  18. stubborndata says:

    what type of person agrees that someone should go to jail over ingesting a plant that grows in the dirt?

    People who obey laws, even of they don’t agree with them. In other words, mature people.

  19. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that it won’t be overly long before we hear the name Reuben Foster involved in another non-football related incident.l

  20. It is never his fault but he just always happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time…wink….wink…gimme a break with this guy. Good players with rich owners behind them get away with murder…sometimes literally….what a joke.

  21. Cops are just out to get him…just ask Malcolm Jenkins and Michael bennet.

  22. I do have to agree with the breaking the law even if you don’t agree with it. That’s the only way our society can function…changing laws not just ignoring them. I do think there is more to all of this than is truly known. So at this point he got lucky or he didn’t do anything wrong and Did the plea deal for the marijuana charge. Time will tell which way is the real truth about him.

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