This played out even quicker than we thought it would.
The morning after controversial 49ers LB Reuben Foster, already working on a second chance, was arrested on domestic violence charges at the team hotel in Tampa Bay, he's already been released by San Francisco.
The San Francisco 49ers are releasing Reuben Foster.— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) November 25, 2018
At a certain point (namely, a second incredibly public arrest for the same crime), the organization simply cannot tolerate the PR attached to Foster any longer. After all, who would want to go through a rebuild with someone so obviously troubled?
Here is mugshot from 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster, arrested in Tampa on Saturday night and held without bail on a misdemeanor count of domestic battery. 49ers play Bucs in 12 hours. pic.twitter.com/MVBYbeOzG0— Greg Auman (@gregauman) November 25, 2018
Foster's first incident in the league was tainted by rumblings from the victim on the stand, claiming she lied about the allegations in order to take down the linebacker.
But this incident involved the same two parties, once again throwing all the surrounding discourse into doubt.
Whatever has happened in the past or present between the two, the 49ers decided they'd seen enough, and had no interest in reconciling with someone who's mostly brought terrible news to the table.
And with the 49ers getting ready to play the Buccaneers today, their now former LB Reuben Foster remains in jail on a domestic violence charge.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 25, 2018
Foster remains in jail as game time approaches.