The San Francisco 49ers have announced that Reuben foster has been suspended for the first two games of the season without pay. Reuben Foster released a statement about the league’s decision.
“I accept the League’s decision and I am sorry that my mistakes have hurt my team,” Foster said. “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.”
49ers’ GM, John Lynch also released a statement.
“Our organization understands and supports the League’s decision,” Lynch said. “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’s suspension is a result of weapon offenses and a misdemeanor drug charge. He will be able to return to the 49ers on Monday, Sept.17.
49ers’ fans hope that Foster can bounce back after his suspension and deliver on the gridiron. Foster racked up 59 total tackles in his rookie season.
Justin Smith is a Scouting/Recruitng analyst for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via @Jdsmith31Smith