According to local prosecutors, Foster's 28-year-old girlfriend had to flag down a passing auto after he threw her out of his Los Gatos house.
The 28-year-old woman told responding officers that Foster dragged her by her hair, physically threw her out of the house, and punched her in the head eight to 10 times. Foster faces up to 11 years in prison if convicted.
The San Francisco 49ers announced Sunday that linebacker Reuben Foster will not be participating in team activities while he tends to legal matters involving an alleged domestic violence incident. "As previously stated, his future with the team will be determined by the information revealed during the legal process". Foster was also charged with one felony count for possession of an assault weapon and one misdemeanor count for possession of a large capacity ammunition magazine. He is scheduled to enter a plea at a hearing on April 30.
The charges stem from an incident on February 11, when the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department responded to a possible disturbance at a Los Gatos home and ended up arresting Foster.
The San Francisco 49ers will start their offseason program on Monday, but linebacker Reuben Foster won't be there.
Foster, selected by the 49ers with the 31st overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, was charged with felony domestic violence against his live-in girlfriend on Thursday. A blanket statement from the team described Thursday's charges as "disturbing" and that Foster "is aware that his place in our organization is under great scrutiny".
The Niners are set to begin their offseason program Monday along with all other National Football League teams that didn't hire new head coaches. The voluntary sessions begin with strength and conditioning, then move to on-field work with coaches and finally the so-called OTA practice sessions, which end in June.
"Look, we hate it very much when any player that we had here, who did a great job for us here at Alabama - great job - in terms of how he represented the university, how he represented our program, the contribution that he made to our program, and, obviously, we have a player that you'll probably ask me about that has legal issues - Reuben Foster", Saban told reporters.
"We don't condone this kind of behavior and certainly would not like to see any of our players have any of these kinds of issues or the victims to suffer any at all".