Redskins LB Reuben Foster placed on Commissioner Exempt list
Foster is currently under investigation for his involvement in another alleged domestic violence incident that has led to his release from the 49ers. In response to this move by the Redskins, the league has decided to quickly put him on the Commissioner Exempt list, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Reuben Foster has been placed on the Commissioner Exempt list and NFL will continue to review the matter.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 27, 2018
This designation from the league now means that he will be unable to practice or attend games, but will have the ability to go to the team practice facility for workouts, meetings, and other permitted non-football activities. The NFL will likely stick firmly on this stance moving forward over next several weeks that could see them keep Foster off the field for the rest of the season. The Redskins had been the only team to place a waiver claim on him after he was released by the 49ers after less than two seasons with the franchise.
Foster is currently under investigation after he arrested in Tampa, Florida this past Saturday night ahead of Week 12 action against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to his alleged involvement in a verbal altercation with a woman where he had slapped the phone out of her hand along with slapping her on the side of the face.
There had also reportedly been a visible scratch on the woman’s shoulder after she was examined by the police. Foster has had a couple of run-ins with the law over the last several months as he was also arrested on suspension of domestic violence and possession of an assault rifle back in February. He had the domestic violence charges dropped, but he did receive two years of probation and can’t own any guns during that span.
There should be much more to come on this front in the coming days and weeks as the league sorts through the entire situation.