49ers’ Failure to Promptly Drop Reuben Foster Is Just Another NFL Travesty

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster (56) stands on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press

Someday, the NFL will progress beyond Step 1 in its handling of domestic violence.

Someday, NFL executives and owners will stop talking out both sides of their mouths about character and team culture. Someday, these men who claim to be paragons of virtuous leadership and personal accountability will actually practice what they preach.

Thursday was not that day.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was formally charged on Thursday with felony domestic violence with an allegation of inflicting great bodily harm, possession of an assault weapon and forcefully preventing a victim from reporting a crime, as well as a misdemeanor of having a large-capacity weapon magazine—all stemming from a February arrest.

The official Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office statement on Foster’s case includes gruesome details of Foster dragging his former live-in girlfriend by her hair and punching her in the head repeatedly until her ear drum ruptured.

The 49ers responded with the following statement: “The 49ers organization is aware of today’s disturbing charges regarding

Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2770206-49ers-failure-to-promptly-drop-reuben-foster-is-just-another-nfl-travesty

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