San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been suspended two games for breaking the NFL’s conduct and substance abuse policies, he was also fined by the league for his actions.
Shortly after, Foster issued a statement which read: “”I accept the League’s decision and am sorry that my mistakes have hurt my team. I have a responsibility to the 49ers, our fans and our community, and I am committed to learning from this situation and making better choices in the future.” He also later said that the support he received has been “humbling” and that he hasn’t taken it for granted.
This isn’t Foster’s first run-in with the league and it’s policies. During the 2017 combine he failed a urine test that was found to be diluted and caused his draft stock to plummet. Meanwhile, this offseason he was accused of domestic violence by his former girlfriend, but the charges were dropped due to inconsistent evidence.
The former first-round draft pick had a solid rookie season, despite playing in just ten games due to injury and is expected to play a major role for the 49ers defense this upcoming season. He is eligible to return week 3 when the 49ers travel to Kansas City to battle the chiefs.