San Francisco 49er and Anthem Protester, Reuben Foster, Faces Domestic Violence, Gun Charges
San Francisco 49er and Anthem Protester, Reuben Foster, Faces Domestic Violence, Gun Charges

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested Sunday on charges of domestic violence and possession of an “assault weapon.”

The San Francisco Chronicle quotes a press release from the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department which indicates that 23-year-old Foster “was arrested without incident in Los Gatos after police received a call around 9:15 a.m. about a disturbance.” He was released at approximately 6:35 p.m.

The Mercury News’ Robert Salonga reported Foster allegedly possessed an “assault rifle”:

The Mercury News indicates that Foster is alleged to have assaulted his “longtime girlfriend.” They report that “that police found a single SIG Sauer 516 short-barreled rifle” in the residence. (Related: Watch: Army Navy Game’s Beautiful National Anthem Rendition Puts Every Kneeling NFL Player To Shame)

The 49ers released a statement on Foster’s arrest:

Foster was also arrested in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on January 12 for marijuana possession. (Related: New Yorker Cover Has Kaepernick Kneeling Beside MLK)

Prior to both arrests, Foster drew attention to himself via participation in a national anthem protest. On October 22, 2017, the Sacramento Bee’s Matt Barrows reported that Foster was one of eight 49ers to kneel “during the national anthem”:

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