San Francisco 49ers linebacker and national anthem protester Reuben Foster was arrested this weekend for the second time in a month -- this time for domestic violence and possession of an "assault rifle."
TMZ reports that the Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department revealed that Foster, 23, was arrested without incident Sunday morning after police responded to a welfare check and possible disturbance call. He was booked on charges of domestic violence, threats and possession of an assault weapon. The Department provided no further details.
Foster was also arrested in Alabama a month ago for marijuana possession. He also infamously took a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to a game to protest the police, The Daily Caller reports:
The 49ers issued a statement noting that the "organization is aware of the report regarding Reuben Foster. We take matters of this nature seriously and are gathering all pertinent information."
As The Daily Caller notes, the 49ers are unlikely to keep Foster after this: "The league is trying to clean up its image, and allowing men who allegedly beat women won’t be tolerated. The Ray Rice incident forced the NFL to aggressively pursue change when it comes to dealing with players arrested for charges related to violence against women."
One tends to lose credibility protesting police brutality against the innocent when one is actually committing crimes.