The NFL issued the following statement: "Today, the NFL notified Reuben Foster of the Washington Redskins that he will be fined two game checks following a review of recent incidents and an assessment of his adherence to obligations arising from previous violations of league policies". Florida prosecutors dropped the charges in January, but the National Football League continued to investigate the situation to see whether Foster warranted a suspension under the personal conduct policy.
The league released a statement Friday that he would be fined two game checks but wouldn't be suspended.
The decision stems from a lengthy investigation process by the National Football League, which determined he didn't violate the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy in connection with an off-field incident. Foster will be allowed to participate in all team activities, which includes Washington's offseason program that begins next week. "Reuben understands that his past actions have led a lot of people to doubt him, and he has committed to doing the work necessary to earn the trust of his teammates, our great fans, and the National Football League".
For the Redskins, who are attempting to retool a defense that struggled in the second half of last season, knowing Foster will be available all season could certainly impact their plans for the upcoming draft.
Foster said in a statement, "I am truly sorry for my past actions and the people who may have been hurt by them". "Reuben must fully adhere to the plan we have developed for him".
The Redskins won't have to wait for Reuben Foster join their lineup.
Foster was accused of domestic violence back in November when he was on the 49ers. "He has committed to doing the work necessary to earn the trust of his teammates, our great fans, and the NFL".
Foster was advised by the league any future missteps would face potentially significant discipline.