49ers linebacker Reuben Foster arrested on domestic violence, assault rifle allegations


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San Francisco 49ers star linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested Sunday on suspicion of domestic violence and possessing an assault rifle at a Los Gatos home, authorities said.

Arrest and jail records show that Foster was booked at the Santa Clara County jail Sunday on the felony counts, which yielded $75,000 bail. Sources familiar with the case said they expected Foster to post bail and be released Sunday.

A call to the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department was not immediately returned Sunday. But law-enforcement sources told this news organization that officers were dispatched to a Los Gatos home for reports of a domestic disturbance.

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The reported victim, a woman with whom Foster has been in a long-term relationship, described to officers an assault that followed an argument that erupted between the two, sources said.

In the course of the police response, officers located what appeared to be an assault rifle inside the home.

The team released a statement in the wake of the news.

“The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the report regarding Reuben Foster. We take matters of this nature seriously and are gathering all pertinent information,” the statement reads.

In early January, Foster was arrested and charged with with second-degree marijuana possession in Tuscaloosa, home of his alma mater, the University of Alabama.

Foster’s offseason arrests surely will draw discipline from the NFL, including potential suspension. He was put in the league’s substance-abuse program after a failed drug test at last year’s combine, with a diluted urine sample.

In the wake of Foster’s January arrest, general manager John Lynch expressed …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Sports

      

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