49ers linebacker Reuben Foster arrested, released from team


SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco 49ers said the team is releasing linebacker Reuben Foster.

This decision was made after his arrest Saturday night on domestic violence charges in Tampa, Florida.


Police said they responded to the Grand Hyatt Hotel on a domestic violence investigation.

According to the arrest report, the 28-year-old victim said Foster knocked the phone from her hand, pushed her and slapped her in the face with an open hand.

Foster was booked into the Hillsborough County jail and charged with one count of first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence.

The 49ers said Foster was released from the team Sunday morning.

Earlier this year, he faced similar domestic charges, which were ultimately dropped.

He was also suspended by the NFL for two games this season for violating the NFL's conduct and substance abuse policies.