Domestic Violence charge against Reuben Foster dropped

Chris Lingebach
January 03, 2019 - 10:28 am

Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster has been cleared of a Nov. 24 domestic violence charge, TMZ Sports reports.

Foster, 24, was arrested on a first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Tampa, FL and was released the following morning by the 49ers. Foster was claimed off waivers by the Redskins a few days later. He was then placed on the NFL's seldom used Commissioner's Exempt List shortly thereafter as legal proceedings played out.

According to a court document obtained by TMZ Sports -- which was filed on Jan. 2 -- the Florida State Attorney's Office has dismissed that charge against Foster.

Foster was due to appear in court for an arraignment on Thursday, per local TV affiliate WFLA, but the arraignment was canceled as the charges were dropped.

Despite charges being dropped, Foster could still be subject to further discipline from the NFL.

As for any impending discipline, the league is continuing to monitor developments in the matter. Foster will remain on the Commissioner's Exempt List while his case is reviewed.

More information to come as the story develops.

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