The San Francisco 49ers on Sunday morning released star linebacker Reuben Foster mere hours after he was allegedly involved in a domestic violence situation at the team hotel Saturday night.
For the 49ers, this latest off-field incident proved to be too much. Foster had previously been arrested on marijuana possession charges, gun possession charges and domestic violence.
While the legal situation played itself out, the 2017 first-round pick was suspended by the NFL for the first two games of the 2018 season. Now comes this new piece of information from the San Francisco Chronicle suggesting that Foster was apparently involved in a domestic violence report with his longtime girlfriend, Elissa Ennis, back in October.
“A month before 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in Tampa and let go by the team on Sunday, he and his girlfriend were involved in another reported incident of domestic violence in Santa Clara,” the report read.
It’s not yet known if the 49ers had direct knowledge of the alleged incident. If they did, it could lead to action by the NFL. The league already stated on Sunday that it is going to investigate the entire situation.