San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster is in a world of trouble off the field after being charged with multiple felonies stemming from an alleged domestic violence situation earlier this year.
A first-round pick of the 49ers last year, Foster will remain away from the team’s organized activities as the legal process itself plays out.
There’s now some new information coming out that could hurt the prosecution in its case against the embattled young linebacker.
“The victim in the domestic violence case involving 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has hired an attorney, an uncommon move and one that legal experts suspect signals she does not plan to cooperate with the prosecution,” Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee noted recently.
The details of this alleged incident are about as disturbing as it gets. And while the alleged victim might not be willing to cooperate, authorities in California have said on more than one occasion that it will not deter them from seeking a guilty verdict.
Though, this could present some major challenges. It’s extremely difficult to get a guilty verdict if the victim in a domestic violence case is unwilling to cooperate. It’s something we’ve seen around the NFL world over the years. In lieu of criminal proceedings continuing, players tend to work something out financially behind the scenes with the victim.
It’s not yet known if this is what the angle is here. However, it has to be discouraging for those who seek justice in an American landscape where domestic violence has become too prevalent.