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49ers star linebacker Reuben Foster reportedly arrested for marijuana

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San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) celebrates a defensive stop against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on December 24, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

With the NFL season over, 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster returned to Tuscaloosa, Ala. — where he played college football — and was arrested for second-degree marijuana possession, according to AL.com.

Although it’s now legal in California, NBC Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco reports the infraction will cost him two game checks of salary. He’s slated to make $2.05 million in 2018.

Per the AL.com report, his bond was set at $2,500. 

In Alabama, second degree possession is defined as:

(a) A person commits the crime of unlawful possession of marihuana in the second degree if, except as otherwise authorized, he possesses marihuana for his personal use only.

(b) Unlawful possession of marihuana in the second degree is a Class A misdemeanor.


Foster was a revelation for the 49ers in 2017, emerging as the best rookie linebacker in the NFL. 

He fell in the draft, allowing the Niners to select him with the 31st pick — despite being a top-10 talent — due to injury concerns and a diluted drug sample at the NFL Combine. 


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