The San Francisco 49ers will be without linebacker Reuben Foster the first two games of the 2018 season, as the NFL levied a two-game ban.
Foster is being suspended for violating the NFL’s Conduct and Substances of Abuse policies.
The 49ers announced the news on Tuesday.
General manager John Lynch issued a statement, saying, “Our organization understands and supports the League’s decision. Although we are disappointed that Reuben will not be with our team for the first two games of the season, we will continue to work with him on making better decisions and eliminating unnecessary distractions. We are encouraged to see Reuben take responsibility for his mistakes, and hopeful that he has learned from them as well.”