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Prosecutors drop domestic violence charge against Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster

Reuben Foster
Reuben Foster was released by the San Francisco 49ers in November and claimed on waivers by the Washington Redskins but remains on the NFL’s Commissioner Exempt list.
(Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)

Prosecutors in Florida have decided not to pursue a domestic violence charge against NFL linebacker Reuben Foster more than a month after he was released by the San Francisco 49ers following his arrest.

Prosecutors in Tampa filed a notice of termination of prosecution on Wednesday.

The notice says the first-degree misdemeanor battery charge is dismissed and there is no need for Foster to appear at any future court hearings.

Neither prosecutors nor Foster’s defense attorney, Eduardo Suarez, responded immediately to requests for comment.

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Foster was arrested at the team’s hotel in Tampa in November and jailed overnight following an incident involving the second-year linebacker and a companion police identified as the same woman who accused Foster of hitting her in February.

The woman later recanted the earlier allegations.

Foster was claimed on waivers by the Washington Redskins days after being released by the 49ers. He remains on the NFL’s Commissioner Exempt list.


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