NFL Player Who Protested Police Violence, Anthem Arrested for Domestic Violence

By Craig Bannister | February 12, 2018 | 2:15pm EST
49ers Linebacker (#56) Reuben Foster (Screenshot)

A National Football League (NFL) player who protested the National Anthem at games in an apparent effort to draw attention to police violence was arrested Sunday on charges of domestic violence and possession of an assault weapon.

Linebacker Reuben Foster, who plays for the San Francisco 49ers, was released after posting a $75,000 bond, reports:

“San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, threats and assault weapon possession charges Sunday morning in Los Gatos, California, police confirmed to

“According to a news release from the Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Dept., police arrested Foster after receiving a call regarding a possible disturbance. After making contact with Foster and the victim, police took Foster into custody without incident after their initial investigation.

“Foster was transported to Santa Clara County Main Jail and bail was set at $75,000. He was released from custody Sunday night, per jail records.”

Ironically, Foster was one of several players who was supposedly protesting police violence by kneeling in disrespect during the playing of the National Anthem at games.

If Foster is convicted, league rules dictate Foster be suspended for six games, reports:

“Under the NFL’s domestic violence policy, players are given a six-game suspension for a first incident and a lifetime ban for a second incident.”


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