San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster won't participate in the offseason program while he tends to legal matters related to his domestic violence charges.
Foster had worked out at the facility - as players are allowed to do without obligation or direction from coaches - following his February 11 arrest at a Los Gatos home.
"In light of that injunction, this office intends to ask the Santa Clara County Superior Court to dismiss the misdemeanor charge at the next court date scheduled for April 30, 2018", the office said in a statement Monday.
The 49ers are still taking a wait-and-see approach to Foster's legal plight.
"The 49ers organization is aware of today's disturbing charges regarding Reuben Foster", the team said in a prepared statement. Miller was told to stay away from the team facility that spring.
All other 49ers players are expected for Monday's first workout, including quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who two months ago signed the biggest contract in National Football League history (five years, $137.5 million). Foster has been charged with three felonies, including domestic violence with an allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury, forcefully attempting to prevent a victim from reporting a crime, and possession of an assault weapon. Foster is free on $75,000 bail.
The 28-year-old is also charged with misdemeanor possession of a large caliber weapon.
It wasn't the first time Foster - the 49ers first round draft pick in 2017 - has run into trouble with the law since his rookie season ended. he was arrested in mid-January while being back in Tuscaloosa, Ala. where he starred for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. And this time, they attributed the statement to Jed York, John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan. And I predict Foster will go to prison. One of the things that we try to teach our players here, there are consequences for good and bad behavior.
The league, in a statement released last week, said it was going to "continue to monitor all developments in this matter which is under review of the personal conduct policy". The judge also issued a no-contact order between him and the victim. The 49ers re-signed Brock Coyle, who started 10 games past year, but he is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.