Bruce Allen says it’s up to Reuben Foster to change
Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster avoided a suspension from the NFL after domestic violence charges against him were thrown out, but Redskins president Bruce Allen is making it very clear with Foster that any activity that is not up to the team’s standards won’t be tolerated.
“We have been very clear with Reuben that his past does not have to determine his future — but the responsibility is squarely on him to change,” said Allen, according to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington.
Foster has had multiple run-ins with the law since entering the NFL in 2017.
In January 2018, he was arrested in Alabama for possession of marijuana, and in February 2018, he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, threats and assault weapon possession charges, a completely different case than the one that was just dismissed.
Of course, that instance also ended in Foster’s favor, as his accuser testified under oath that she had fabricated the story as a money grab, saying that Foster never struck her, injured her or threatened her.
The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Alabama, was originally selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round (31st pick overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He played in 10 games during his rookie campaign, missing some time due to ankle and rib injuries. When he was on the field, he registered 72 tackles.
Then, this past season, Foster appeared in just six contests before being released by the 49ers in November following his second bout with domestic violence charges.
He was then signed by the Redskins.