The Washington Redskins made headlines Tuesday when they claimed Reuben Foster, the former San Francisco 49ers linebacker.
Foster was released by the 49ers after being charged with domestic violence in Florida before the team’s game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This was after a tumultuous offseason where Foster charged with domestic violence (though those charges were dropped) and dealt with guns and drug charges. He was ultimately suspended for two games.
Naturally, this signing created a lot of controversy. NFL fans on Twitter made their opinions heard.
Oh my god the Redskins claimed Reuben Foster. Unreal.
— Jack Henkels (@jackhenkels) November 27, 2018
Of course the Redskins signed Reuben Foster
— Brody Logan (@BrodyLogan) November 27, 2018
I really truly thought no NFL team would sign Reuben Foster at least until this case was resolved or the season was over at the very earliest.
Literally TWO DAYS LATER. How am I still so naive?
— 🤦🏽♀️kiki🤷🏽♀️ (@heyjdey) November 27, 2018
@beatingthebook Wow!!! The Redskins claiming Reuben Foster off of waivers is a new low for already terrible ownership.
— Kyle Steven Coll (@KyleStevenColl) November 27, 2018
Reuben Foster claimed by the Redskins, as if Dan Snyder wasnt already a terrible owner
— Isaac Rodriguez (@isaacfromCT) November 27, 2018
He joins an organization that signed Adrian Peterson, so it makes a ton of sense. pic.twitter.com/AtyIE1gWgI
— Andy Rennecke (@AndyRennecke) November 27, 2018
— King of D.C. Sports (@KCMSports) November 27, 2018
Their nominee for Walter Payton Award winner probably will just have to hold a door open for a stranger to be nominated.
— JNMets (@JNMets) November 27, 2018
We’re not surprised to see this kind of fallout. And make no mistake, we’re absolutely going to hear more in the coming days and weeks.