Line backer Rueben Foster was a 1st round draft for the San Francisco 49ers. He participated in the NFL players protest by kneeling during the playing the National Anthem, a protest that originally was against the way law enforcement abused their powers by mistreating black Americans. The protest was supposed to stand up for law and order, but the actions of some of those who protested clearly demonstrate that it was nothing more than a racial gesture for publicity and nothing more.
Such appears to the case with Foster, who was arrested first in Alabama on marijuana charges, has now been arrested and charged with domestic violence and on suspicion of possessing an illegal assault rifle.
(Forbes) – His first full offseason in the NFL has not gone too swimmingly for San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster. And it’s pretty much his own doing.
Mere weeks after being arrested in his native Alabama on marijuana charges, the 2017 first-round pick is in even more hot water off the field.
According to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, Foster was arrested in Los Gatos, Ca. on Sunday for allegations of domestic violence. He was later booked at the Santa Clara County Jail and is being held on $75,000 bail.
Crime and safety reporter Robert Salonga of the Mercury News notes that Foster was also arrested for suspicion of possessing an assault rifle.
Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft last April, Foster was widely considered a top-five pick. After failing a drug test at the annual NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, the former Alabama linebacker fell all to the way to the 31st pick in the draft, where San Francisco traded up for him…
Clearly, Foster is one of those professional athletes who have the belief that they are entitled to more rights and privileges than the majority of people and that he can pretty much do whatever he wants. His actions of late testify as to how shallow and misguided his public protests were. If guilty, he deserves everything the judge can possibly sentence him to.