Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

49ers' Foster faces three felony charges

49ers' Foster faces three felony charges

Foster's arraignment is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday.

"Our focus is on holding accountable those who hurt their intimate partners", Deputy District Attorney Kevin Smith said in a statement, per The Mercury News. "Our office handles between 4,000 and 5,000 domestic violence cases each year". Foster also faces additional felony charges. "We hope this case illuminates the tragic regularity of the rest".

Prosecutors said the 24-year-old National Football League player allegedly attacked his 28-year-old girlfriend on February 11 during an argument in their Los Gatos home, leaving her bruised and rupturing one of her eardrums.

Foster is facing three felony charges of domestic violence with an allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury, forcefully attempting to prevent a victim from reporting a crime, and possession of an assault weapon. The 24-year-old will be arraigned Thursday afternoon and faces more than 11 years in prison.

The district attorney's full statement and details surrounding Foster's charges can be found here. "We will continue to follow this serious matter".

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The girlfriend told police Foster dragged her by her hair, physically threw her out of their house, and punched her in the head between eight and 10 times. "Reuben is aware that his place in our great organization is under great scrutiny and will depend on what is learned through the legal process".

However, Foster has been unable to shake the off-field incidents which were a significant factor in him falling in the draft.

Rapoport may not expect Foster to be in attendance for the team's offseason program, but Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area feels differently. "And we'd love him to participate for us".

"I'd be surprised if we see Reuben Foster in the 49ers building until this is resolved", Rapoport said.

Foster then was charged in January in Alabama with second-degree marijuana possession before the incident in February that led to the most recent charges.

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