Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden struggled Wednesday to defend the team’s waiver claim of linebacker Reuben Foster, who was arrested Saturday on a domestic violence charge.

The Redskins were awarded Foster via waivers from the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday, three days after his arrest. 

“There’s no guarantee he’s ever gonna play here, to be honest with you,” said Gruden. “He’s got a lot of work to do – personally, with the team, with the NFL, with himself, before he even thinks about playing football again.”

Upon acquiring him, the Redskins stated they had spoken to several of their players who were teammates with Foster at Alabama about his character.

“We’ll deal with the outcry, so to speak,” said Gruden. “This is a young athlete, a young person who got himself into some trouble and we want to find out exactly what happened.”

Terrible decision by the Redskins. 

What a mess.