The Redskins Claimed Reuben Foster off Waivers, 72 Hours After His Arrest

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You know Reuben Foster, right?

He’s the 49ers linebacker who was arrested four days ago on misdemeanor domestic violence charges and released by the club.

The Redskins claimed him off waivers and put out this statement:

Foster, a 2017 first round pick out of Alabama and Butkus award winner, has been arrested several times this year.

Interestingly enough, according to a USA Today report, the Eagles did some research on Foster’s situation:

The Philadelphia Eagles were the lone team that contacted the Tampa Police Department for details about Foster’s misdemeanor domestic battery arrest that led to his release from the San Francisco 49ers, a person with knowledge of the inquiry told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity due to the nature of the discussions.

The Redskins were immediately criticized for claiming Foster, who also faced felony domestic violence and other charges from an arrest in Northern California earlier this year. Foster was put on the commissioner’s exempt list Tuesday as the NFL investigates the latest allegations, a move that makes him ineligible to play or even practice.

How much interest did the Eagles have? Was this just due diligence? Who knows.

More on his arrest history after the jump, also from the USA Today story written by A.J. Perez:

The domestic violence charge from his prior arrest was dismissed by a Santa Clara County (Calif.) judge after the woman recanted the allegations in court. Foster pleaded no contest to a gun charge in the case and was put on probation and required to perform community service.

The incident, along with a marijuana possession arrest in Alabama, resulted in Foster being suspended for the first two games of the season by the NFL.

His latest arrest on Saturday could result in a violation of his probation.

Yeah? Well he’s not playing against the Eagles this weekend, that much we know.

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