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A California judge ruled prosecutors have insufficient evidence to continue pursuing domestic violence charges against San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster, NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco reported Wednesday.
According to Maiocco, a charge of possession of an assault weapon against Foster has been lowered to a misdemeanor.
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network provided a statement on Foster from general manager John Lynch:
Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo
Niners GM John Lynch announces in a statement via the team LB Reuben Foster is free to rejoin the team. https://t.co/fCDNfKyOhi
The Santa Clara District Attorney’s office also released a statement:
Santa Clara DA @SantaClaraDA
A statement from the Office has been released regarding the Reuben Foster Case: https://t.co/isj8m09Idd https://t.co/SdQps2xKj4
Prosecutors alleged in February that Foster punched his ex-girlfriend, Elissa Ennis, eight to 10 times, which left her with a ruptured eardrum.
However, Ennis’ attorney released a statement