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

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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested Sunday for 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.

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

Foster was also arrested Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on January 12 for marijuana possession.

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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