Marijuana charges against Reuben Foster dropped

Ruben Hill
May 26, 2018

As Lynch mentioned, Foster's still not completely out of the woods yet, because he still has one charge to deal with. It didn't take long before his accuser recanted her story and admitted, under oath, to making false claims against Foster simply to hurt his future prospects.

The decision to dismiss the charge marks the second time this week that Foster has successfully put a legal issue behind him.

A judge has dismissed a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge against former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, according to court documents. First, Foster's legal case in Alabama must be reviewed by the NFL, according to NFL Media's Mike Garafolo.

The Tuscaloosa County District Attorney told NFL.com that Foster's case was dropped because the linebacker completed "a diversion program that included education sessions and periodic drug testing". The league can suspend players regardless of whether charges are pending or not against a player.

The remaining charge against Foster - possession of an assault weapon - has been reduced to a misdemeanor. On Wednesday, Judge Nona Klippen dropped the charges of domestic violence with an allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury and forcefully attempting to prevent a victim from reporting a crime after she ruled that there was insufficient evidence against Foster to proceed with the case.

Mystery remains, however, in what all these positive developments mean for Foster in terms of potential discipline from the National Football League, which said Thursday it's continuing to review his status after a judge dropped the felony charges of domestic violence and making criminal threats. The pretrial date for that charge is set for June 6.

Foster rejoined his 49ers teammates Thursday after missing the previous five-plus weeks of the offseason program.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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