San Francisco 49ers release Reuben Foster following arrest

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON/WFLA) – The San Francisco 49ers have released linebacker Reuben Foster, announced early Sunday morning.

A judge set Foster’s bond at $2,000 and ordered him to have no contact with the woman accusing him of slapping her and pushing her during an altercation Saturday night.

Foster has been charged with one count of first-degree misdemeanor violence and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail. 

Around 9:10 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Tampa, Foster was arrested for domestic battery.

This where the team is staying before playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, the Associated Press reports. 

The woman told officers that during the altercation, Foster slapped her phone out of her hand, pushed her in the chest area and slapped her with an open hand on the left side of her face.

Officers say they noticed a one-inch scratch on the victim’s left collarbone. 

During the investigation, officers learned that Foster and the victim lived together in the past and were involved in an on-again-off-again relationship over the past three years.

In court Sunday morning, authorities confirmed the woman from this incident is the same victim from a domestic violence case that was dropped earlier this year. 

The 49ers’ general manager and coach said the team had a zero-tolerance policy on the issue after that arrest.

“We can promise you guys, if there’s someone who ever hits their significant other, girlfriends, some person like that, that person is not going to be on our team,” coach Kyle Shanahan said.

Foster was also arrested in Alabama in January for second-degree marijuana possession, but the charge was dismissed following a first-time offender diversion course.

Foster was suspended the first two games of the season for violating the NFL’s conduct and substance-abuse policies.

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