Early Wednesday morning, 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was in the news yet again. This time he was pleading no contest to the charges of possessing a Sig Sauer 516 — an assault rifle he purchased legally back in Alabama, but is illegal here in California. Per The Athletic SF’s David Lombardi, the judge sentenced Foster to two years of probation, 232 hours of community service, and $235 in fines. Also, he is not allowed to be in possession of any firearms during the duration of his probation.
Breaking: 49ers LB Reuben Foster pleads no contest to misdemeanor weapons possession. Foster sentenced to 2 years probation, 232 hours of community service, $235 total in fines. He is not allowed to have guns during course of probation.
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) June 6, 2018
A 49ers spokesman spoke briefly on the Foster news, stating:
“We are aware the legal matters have come to a conclusion.”
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy issued the following statement on Foster:
“We continue to monitor all developments in the matter which remains under review.”
Lomardi also tweeted out this timeline of all of the events that have taken place in this case.
Surely, there is still a suspension to be handed down onto Foster from the NFL’s end. Rodger Goodell is likely chomping at the teeth, waiting to get his hands on Reuben.