The NFL Has Stopped Player Accused Of Domestic Violence From Taking The Field For The Redskins

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Don’t expect to see Reuben Foster on the field anytime soon for the Washington Redskins.

Foster was arrested a few days ago after being accused of domestic violence, and was quickly waived by the San Francisco 49ers. The Redskins picked him up off of waivers Tuesday.

However, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Foster has been placed on the Commissioner Exempt list and won’t be able to take the field until the whole situation is resolved.

This is a super smart move by the NFL. Given all the public relations problems with domestic violence and the optics of a recently cut player quickly finding a new team, this was the best thing Roger Goodell could do.


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Yes, in this country we believe in innocent until proven guilty, but the NFL isn’t the court system. It’s a professional sports league, and there’s nothing in the U.S. Constitution about a player in the NFL having a right to keep playing while under criminal investigation. (RELATED: Here Are The Best Moments From Week 12 Of The NFL Season)

For once, Goodell actually made a good decision.

This situation is now completely out of the Redskins’s hands and given the fact there’s only a few games left, I’d be shocked if Foster sees the field before the season is over.

Maybe, he’ll get a shot for Washington next year after the criminal process has been completed.