San Francisco 49ers linebacker Rueben Foster was arrested at a Tampa Bay hotel on Saturday night in advance of the team’s game today against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on domestic violence charges, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office.
Foster has been taken into custody on one count of first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail without bail.
On Sunday morning, the team announced that they would be releasing the troubled linebacker.
The San Francisco 49ers are releasing Reuben Foster.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) November 25, 2018
According to the police report:
Foster – a 24-year-old Santa Clara resident – was arrested by Tampa police around 9:10 p.m. Eastern time at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay located at 2900 Bayport Drive in Tampa.
Tampa police said they responded to the scene after a report of a verbal altercation between Foster and a 28-year-old woman who Foster has been in a on-and-off-again relationship with for the past three years.
Police said the victim told officers that Foster allegedly slapped her phone out of her hand, pushed her in the chest, threw an open-handed slap on the left side of her face and left a 1-inch scratch on her collarbone.
This was Foster’s second domestic violence arrest this year as he was taken into custody in charged last February after allegedly assaulting his then-girlfriend Elissa Ennis.