San Francisco 49ers’ Reuben Foster has been suspended without pay and fined due to NFL’s Conduct and Substances of Abuse policies violations. The infractions stem from a weapons offense and a misdemeanor drug offense, both of which were resolved earlier this year.
With a suspension leading into the first two games of the 2018 regular season, Foster will be eligible to return to the 49ers’ active roster on Monday, September 17, following the team’s September 16 game against the Detroit Lions.
Foster explains in a statement, “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. The support I have received over the last five months has been humbling, and I do not take it for granted.”
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch added, “Our organization understands and supports the League’s decision. Although we are disappointed that Reuben will not be with our team for the first two games of the season, we will continue to work with him on making better decisions and eliminating unnecessary distractions. We are encouraged to see Reuben take responsibility for his mistakes, and hopeful that he has learned from them as well.”
Foster is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.