Linebacker Reuben Foster, reinstated Wednesday by the 49ers after a judge dismissed the domestic violence charges against him in California, cleared another, albeit more minor, legal hurdle Friday.
The District Attorney’s office in Tuscaloosa, Ala., dismissed its misdemeanor marijuana case after he completed a diversion course in Alabama, the Sacramento Bee reported.
BREAKING: Per Tuscaloosa district attorney’s office, Reuben Foster’s misdemeanor marijuana case there has been dismissed after he completed a diversion course there. #49ers
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) May 25, 2018
Niners GM John Lynch, in announcing Foster’s reinstatement Wednesday, said the team would continue to monitor a misdemeanor gun charge that has not been ruled upon as of yet.
The NFL released a statement after the judge’s ruling, though, stating its investigation into the domestic violence incident was not over.
The league statement, via The Athletic, read: “We continue to monitor all developments in the matter which remains under review.”
From the NFL, on Reuben Foster’s situation. The league’s investigation is not done: “We continue to monitor all developments in the matter which remains under review.”
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) May 23, 2018
Charges were dismissed in Foster’s case at least in part because his accuser, Elissa Ennis, recanted her statement, saying she wanted to “ruin his career.” She said the injuries she sustained came in a fight she was involved in before the alleged incident with Foster.
Despite the legal disposition of the two cases, the NFL could punish Foster based on its player personal conduct policy.
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