49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested on Saturday night at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, where San Francisco is staying prior to Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers.
The 24-year-old allegedly pushed and slapped a female identified as 28-year-old Elissa Ennis.
Ennis is the same woman who was involved with his prior domestic violence incident that was dismissed in February after she recanted her statement.
In a statement, the Tampa Police said Foster and the “female victim” have been involved “in an on-again-off-again relationship over the past three years.” Per the statement, they were involved in a verbal altercation Saturday during which “Foster slapped her phone out of her hand, pushed her in the chest area, and slapped her with an open hand on the left side of her face. Officers observed a one-inch scratch on the victim’s left collarbone.”
From @gmfb Weekend: #49ers LB Reuben Foster was arrested and charged with domestic violence battery in the Tampa area last night. He may have played his last down in SF. pic.twitter.com/xgw5EqH52n
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 25, 2018
Zero tolerance policy, unless the victim recants their statement. Then you have to be arrested at the team hotel.
On Sunday morning the 49ers announced on Twitter that they are releasing Foster.
The San Francisco 49ers are releasing Reuben Foster.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) November 25, 2018