Not funny, but a friend of mine honestly asked on Sunday if a team could sign San Francisco 49ers first-round pick, Reuben Foster, after he was released that morning because of his second time facing domestic violence charges. He was asking because of the chances the Eagles could possibly bring in Foster.
Well, luckily, we don’t have to deal with that outcome, because Foster was picked up this evening by the Eagles’ next opponent, the Washington Redskins.
Former 49ers' LB Reuben Foster was claimed by the Washington Redskins, per source.
Now the question becomes whether or when the league will suspend him.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 27, 2018
Look, nothing shocks me at all after what Jerry Jones did with Greg Hardy. But there’s two questions of which I’m curious. First: Why? Foster isn’t that good and the public is going to be in an uproar over the signing. ESPN will feature the story every hour, but it’s just not worth it. And the second question: How does the league have the balls to say they care about domestic violence when they continue to allow these monsters a chance for redemption? Eventually it has to catch up with them, right?
Reuben Foster has been arrested three times in 2018 and was suspended for two games to begin the NFL season.
Less than 72 hours after being arrested on domestic violence charges and waived, a team claimed him on waivers, possibly to have him play right away.
Give me a break.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 27, 2018
Doug Williams released this statement, which is sure to only further ignite the flames:
There’s plenty more to go, so we’ll update it as we go.