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49ers release linebacker Reuben Foster after arrest on misdemeanor domestic violence charge

Posted at 8:13 AM, Nov 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 09:26:01-05

10am UPDATE | A Hillsborough County judge set bond for Reuben Foster at $2,000 following a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.

Foster is accused of slapping and pushing a woman described as an on-again-off-again girlfriend at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay hotel, where Foster's former team, San Francisco 49ers, were staying.

The 49ers were in Tampa to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Shortly after Foster's first appearance in court on the domestic violence charge, the 49ers announced in a tweet that it was releasing Foster from the team.

ORIGINAL STORY | Tampa police arrested San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Reuben Foster at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Saturday night.

The 24-year-old 2017 first round draft pick who played college football at the University of Alabama is expected to face a judge at 8 a.m. Sunday regarding a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.

Tampa police officers went to the hotel south of the Courtney Campbell Causeway in Tampa shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday to investigate a domestic violence call.

Foster is accused of slapping a cell phone out of the hand of a 28-year-old woman he knew. Police also said Foster pushed the woman and slapped her on the face during an argument.

Officers saw a one inch scratch on the woman's left collarbone.

The woman was described as being in an on-again-off-again relationship with Foster over the past three years. They also had lived to together at one point, the release said.

When reached by phone, the victim told ABC Action News reporter J.J. Burton she didn't have a comment and planned to speak with her attorney about the incident.

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