The future of former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster remains extremely uncertain, but he did get a small piece of weight lifted from his shoulders Monday.
Foster was previously charged with one misdemeanor count for posession of a large capacity ammunition magazine along with the felony domestic violence charges last Thursday.
The Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office now says it will ask the judge to drop the misdemanor weapons charge against Foster because a judge has issued an injunction prohibiting its enforcement.
— Santa Clara DA (@SantaClaraDA) April 16, 2018
It’s far from Foster’s first issue off the field. He failed a drug test at the NFL combine last year.
The San Francisco 49ers have released a statement saying they are aware of the disturbing allegations against him. Alabama took some heat about why none of these issues ever came to light while he was at the school, but former defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick showed his concern for Foster when he spoke with SEC Country.
A radio host on SiriusXM, Ross Tucker, had previously tried to rouse suspision around the Alabama program using Foster’s arrest as supporting evidence. Paul Finebaum came to the program’s defense on Monday.
“So there’s only so much Nick Saban and the University of Alabama can do. To blame it on Alabama is really pathetic. It’s typical of a lot of people out there who are really sickened by Alabama’s success and will look under any rock or behind any door to try to find a reason. Nick Saban has nothing more to do with what’s going on with Reuben Foster right now as you three do.”
Alabama coach Nick Saban largely deflected comment on the issue Saturday.
Foster is accused of beating his girlfriend and rupturing her eardrum.
“I don’t think I’m in a position to comment, because I don’t know the details and the facts,” Saban said. ” One of the things we try to teach our players here is that there are consequences for good and bad behavior, but we’re going to remain supportive and try to help our players any way that we can.”