Less than three days after his arrest for domestic violence, linebacker Reuben Foster was claimed by the Washington Redskins.
The San Francisco 49ers released Foster Sunday morning, a few hours after his arrest at the team's hotel in Tampa, Florida.
Doug Williams, senior vice president of player staff of Washington, said in a statement Tuesday afternoon that there was no guarantee that the team would activate Foster. The NFL has placed the linebacker on the commissioner's exempt list.
"Today, we claim the rights of LB Reuben Foster.The Redskins fully understand the seriousness of the recent allegations brought against Reuben.If this is true, you can be sure that these allegations will never be tolerated by our organization", said Williams.
"Let's be clear, Reuben will have to go through many steps, including the full court process, investigation and possible NFL discipline, as well as meetings with advisors associated with the team before it can carry. That said, we decided to further investigate the situation with Reuben by claiming his rights after frank conversations with a number of his former Alabama teammates and his current Redskins players, who supported us By an overwhelming majority, Reuben has promised, but we hope that many of his former teammates and friends will provide him with the best possible environment to succeed both personally and professionally. "
Being on the commissioner's exempt list means that Foster can not train with the team or attend games, but may attend meetings or participate in individual training sessions or meetings. to other authorized activities unrelated to football.
The NFL has not yet announced its intention to suspend Foster, 24, who suffers from legal problems in addition to his latest arrest.
NFL Linebacker Reuben Foster
TUSCALOOSA, AL – APRIL 19: Reuben Foster # 10 of the Crimson team examines the bottom of the white team at the University of Alabama's A-Day Spring match at the stadium Bryant-Denny on April 19, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Stacy Revere / Getty Images)
January 7, 2017; Tampa, Florida, United States; Linebacker Reuben Foster (10) from Alabama Crimson Tide at the Alabama Crimson Tide media day at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 31: Linebacker Reuben Foster (10) from Alabama Crimson Tide enters the field before the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl football match between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Washington Huskies at Georgia Dome of Atlanta, GA. Alabama won the match 24-7. (Photo by Todd Kirkland / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Clemson Tigers' No. 4 Deshaun Watson quarterback is tackled before the No. 1 defenseman Reuben Foster's No. 10 defeat and Alabama Crimson Tide's No. 29 defenseman Minkah Fitzpatrick in the third quarterback of the 2017 college football National Defender Marlon Humphrey, number 26 of Alabama Crimson Tide, will play the national championship game in the playoffs at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida . (Photo by Brian Blanco / Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MONTHS – AUGUST 11: New York San Francisco side rowback Reuben Foster (56) swells after his team-mates stop in the third quarter of an NFL pre-season game for Week 1 between 49ers of San Francisco and the Kansas City Chiefs, 2017 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. The 49ers won 27-17. (Photo by Scott Winters / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
August 27, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Linebacker Reuben Foster (56) of the San Francisco 49ers is waiting for the game against the Minnesota Vikings at the US stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
September 10, 2017; Santa Clara, California, United States; San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster (56) is in the injured basket in the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox USA TODAY Sports
SANTA CLARA, CA – SEPTEMBER 10: Christian McCaffrey, No. 22 Carolina Panthers, talks with Reuben Foster # 56 of the San Francisco 49ers after their game at Levi's Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw / Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ – OCTOBER 1: Linebacker Reuben Foster (56) of the San Francisco 49ers plays an important role before an NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo of Robin Alam / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images via Getty Images)
Santa Clara, CA – Nov. 5: Linebacker Reuben Foster (56) of San Francisco celebrates after tackling an NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers November 5, 2017 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Robin Alam / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Santa Clara, Calif. – November 05: Offensive back Adrian Peterson (23) and San Francisco 49er Reuben Foster (56) pose for a photo after exchanging their jersey during a match against the NFL between the Cardinals from Arizona and the San Francisco 49ers on November 5, 2017 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Robin Alam / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Chicago, Illinois – December 3: Daniel Brown, No. 85 Chicago Bears, carries the ball against Reuben Foster No. 56 of the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter at Soldier Field on December 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Chicago Bears 15-14. (Photo by Joe Robbins / Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 10: Reuben Foster, No. 56 of the San Francisco 49ers, talks with the official Allen Baynes on the field before the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The 49ers defeated the Texans 26-16. (Photo by Michael Zagaris / San Francisco 49ers / Getty Images)
Santa Clara, Calif. – Dec. 17: Linebacker Reuben Foster (56) in San Francisco's 49-year-old defeats Tennessee Titans midfielder Derrick Henry (22) in the Tennessee Titans game against the Lions. San Francisco, on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Levi's Santa Clara Stadium, California (photo by Douglas Stringer / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
A charge of second-degree marijuana possession resulting from an arrest in Alabama in January was dismissed when he completed a program for primary offenders.
In February, he faced several crimes, including domestic violence, criminal threats and possession of weapons. These charges stemmed from the accusation of his ex-girlfriend that he assaulted her at his home in Los Gatos, just south of San Jose, California.
When the woman relinquished her allegations, only the arms charge remained and Foster was not arguing for possession of weapons by crime.
Foster was sentenced in July to two years probation, 232 hours of community work and $ 235 fine.
The NFL has suspended Foster for the first two games of the season, citing league standards of substance abuse and behavior.
Foster has not played in the last three games of the 49ers. He missed two due to a thigh injury and was dubious for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Choosing the first round in 2017, the 31st player selected in total, Foster has not put any sacks, forced fumbles, fumble recoveries or interceptions in the six games he has competed in this season.
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