San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been charged with three felonies stemming from an incident with his girlfriend in February, according to the Santa Clara County, California District Attorney’s Office.
Time San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster appeared in a Northern California courtroom Thursday, hours after he was charged with felony domestic violence and three other charges stemming from a February arrest.
A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge set Foster’s bail at $75,000 and a plea hearing in the case was delayed until April 30.
Earlier in day, the Santa Clara County Attorney’s Office announced in a news release that it had charged Foster. He could face more than 11 years in prison if convicted on all counts.
“We do not care who the perpetrator is, their status in the community or anything of that nature,” Kevin Smith, a deputy district attorney, said after the hearing.
Richard Sherman, the all-pro defensive back who signed with the 49ers last month, and 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt were at the hearing, according to The Sacramento Bee. Foster exited San Jose’s Hall of Justice with Sherman and Tartt after the short hearing concluded.
“I’m here to support him,” Sherman told reporters. “I’m here to support a teammate.”
The lead prosecutor’s office said the occurrence being referred to included Foster’s live-in sweetheart, who told police that Foster punched her in the make a beeline for 10 times, dragged her by her hair and physically tossed her out of Foster’s home in Los Gatos, Calif., on Feb. 11.
The 28-year-old lady waved to a more bizarre’s auto to call police and was left “wounded and with a cracked ear drum,” as per the official statement.
“Our emphasis is on considering responsible the individuals who hurt their private accomplices,” appointee head prosecutor Kevin Smith said in an announcement. “Our Office handles in the vicinity of four and five thousand abusive behavior at home cases every year. We just expectation that this case lights up the appalling normality of the rest.”
The lead prosecutor’s office additionally said the officers who reacted at Foster’s home discovered a Sig Sauer 516 strike rifle and expansive limit magazine, which are both unlawful to have in the state.
Therefore, the 2017 first-round draft pick additionally has been accused of lawful offense tallies of commandingly endeavoring to keep a casualty from announcing a wrongdoing and ownership of an attack weapon, and in addition crime ownership of a substantial limit weapon magazine, as indicated by the discharge.
“The 49ers association knows about the present irritating charges with respect to Reuben Foster,” the group said in an announcement. “We will keep on following this genuine issue. Reuben knows that his place in our association is under incredible examination and will rely upon what is found out through the lawful procedure.”
“We keep on monitoring all improvements in this issue, which is under audit of the individual direct arrangement,” NFL representative Brian McCarthy disclosed to USA TODAY Sports in an announcement.
Cultivate made 10 begins for the 49ers a year ago, recording 72 handles in his new kid on the block season. He slipped to No. 31 in general in the NFL draft in the wake of being sent home from the exploring join for belligerence with a healing center specialist, at that point later uncovering that he had fizzled a medication test since he gave a weakened pee test.
Cultivate, who turned 24 recently, additionally was captured in Alabama before this off-season on doubt of weed ownership.