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Report: Santa Clara DA’s Office to drop Misdemeanor Ammunition Charge Against 49ers LB Reuben Foster

Chandler Wright
Apr 16, 2018 at 10:33 PM--

According to Pro Football Talk, the Santa Clara District Attorney's Office has decided to drop the misdemeanor weapons charge against San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster. The DA's Office offered up a statement on Twitter Monday.

Foster is still facing two other charges in his felony domestic violence case, in which he allegedly punched his 28-year old girlfriend in the head 8-10 times. He was charged with one felony for violence against his girlfriend and another for 'forcefully attempting to prevent the victim from reporting the crime.' The alleged attack has left the woman bruised and with a ruptured eardrum.

Foster faces up to 11 years in prison depending on the outcome of the trial. The 49ers have also said that his status with the team largely depends on information gathered during the legal process. Here is the full statement from the team:

"The 49ers organization is aware of today's disturbing charges regarding Reuben Foster," the 49ers said via a statement issued to the media. "We will continue to follow this serious matter. Reuben is aware that his place in our organization is under great scrutiny and will depend on what is learned through the legal process."

Robert Salonga of The Mercury News wrote about some pertinent information regarding the injunction.

The injunction, issued last June by U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez, involves Proposition 63, a 2016 voter-approved initiative that outlawed ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds, requires background checks for bullet purchases, criminalizes the failure to report lost or stolen guns, and strengthened avenues to remove guns from felons upon being convicted.

Benitez's decision came in response to the National Rifle Association suing to block the new law.

Foster's next plea date is April 30th and the embattled linebacker will not be participating in team activities until his legal issues are resolved.

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