When it comes to San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster, he still remains on the roster despite the highly-disturbing legal allegations against him.
According to a tweet from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Niners would be without Foster indefinitely for the team’s offseason workout activities while he continues to deal with his legal matters, which includes up to three felony charges.
“Reuben Foster will not participate in team activities as he is tending to his legal matters. As previously stated, his future with the team will be determined by the information revealed during the legal process.”
The 24-year-old Foster was charged with three felonies: Domestic violence, attempting to prevent a victim from reporting a crime and possession of an assault weapon. He faces up to 11 years in prison if convicted of these charges.
A joint statement was also made about Foster by 49ers general manager John Lynch, CEO Jed York, and head coach Kyle Shanahan.
“We will continue to follow this serious matter,” the team’s statement said. “Reuben is aware that his place in our organization is under great scrutiny and will depend on what is learned through the legal process.”
Despite Foster being able to play in just 10 games during his rookie campaign in 2017-18, the first round pick out of the University of Alabama was quite successful and was second on the 49ers in tackles with 72 on the season.
It seems that this serious allegation has not been enough to convince the 49ers to part ways with the talented but troubled linebacker at this time. It remains to be seen if they will hold firm on that stance as the entire situation continues to unfold.