Reinstated 49ers LB Reuben Foster's marijuana case dismissed; NFL still investigating

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.

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.”

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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