So you know how the Washington Redskins went and claimed Reuben Foster just days after the San Francisco 49ers dropped him in the wake of a domestic violence arrest? Well, it turns out that Washinton's quick decision to sign the troubled player is even worse than it initially appeared.
Apparently, the Redskins
Lawyer for Reuben Foster’s accuser says neither he nor his client were contacted by the Redskins, and that talking to former teammates isn’t enough https://t.co/Bd042qsec9— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) November 28, 2018
According to Ennis' lawyer, Adante Pointer, neither he nor his client got any calls from the Redskins as part of their alleged due diligence. No check-in. No asking for the whole story. Nothing.
“The NFL and its teams have a long history of supporting players with domestic violence issues, so it’s not a surprise to us; however, it is a disappointment,” said Pointer.
Reuben Foster gets arrested three times this year for abusing women, and he's unemployed for less than 72 hours.— Chris Yandle (@ChrisYandle) November 27, 2018
Colin Kaepernick doesn't stand for the National Anthem, and he's blackballed by the @NFL.
I think teams drew the wrong line in the sand.
So, what's the issue? Just the simple fact that the Redskins couldn't care less about the validity of the accuser's claims and are setting an example in the NFL where abusers have no trouble whatsoever finding work. That, and the fact that the team insisted that it spoke with friends and former teammate's of Foster in order to evaluate his character.
The sad thing is that all it would've taken was a phone call. That's how little Washington cares about their alleged abuser actually being an abuser. They don't care how it looks as long as it benefits them.
Once again: good going, NFL.