Redskins pick up former 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster 3 days after arrest

Redskins coach Jay Gruden defended Reuben, saying, "He's a young player. He made a mistake or two."
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Transcript for Redskins pick up former 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster 3 days after arrest
Turning now to land over Maryland where the Washington Redskins are taking sim heat. For bringing Rubin Foster. For waivers. Stephanie Ramos is here to bring us up to date on that story. Stephanie is the NFL stepping in at this point. David they absolutely are the NFL has put it. Linebacker ribbon Foster on the exempt list so he can't. Practice or play here at FedEx Field until the legal process in the legal case. Is completely wrapped up so that's the NFL's were all in this but the big question is will linebacker Rubin buster really ever get to play here. At FedEx Field not only because of that exact list but because all of the procedures and he'll have to go through aerial. With the basket in the Redskins day. Broom and Foster will have to go through the full legal process. Another investigation and he all of course that face NFL discipline but he'll have to meet with counselors as well so it's going to take some time. Full our postured to get out here on the field but a lot of people are wondering. How does someone how does a player whom got kicked off from the team for being accused of domestic violence not just once but twice how does he get picked up. On another team and that's the issue that a lot of sports fan. Fans are are having right now but the Redskins say they're going to give them another chance here's what what the coaches and. Understand that is going to be a long process for him. But he's a young player and I made a mistake or to hurt you don't and then at the other day we decided to take the chance. So I think you heard that the coach says. They decided state and a chance to absolutely Stephanie how long Washington Redskins fans reacting to this. Do they see this as a dumb move by their team. Or are they just thinking that this might be a Smart investment because ultimately may be clear. Given the reaction has been mixed there was definitely a quick quick reaction to all of this sums fans say bad that this his tone deaf that that that the team is his tone deaf. As you know why it Foster is being accused they say that it's just not right especially during this time. Now we're in right now that that he should never been picked up then there are our other fans and say you know what the Redskins are going through the process they're going to keep an eye on him in there. Making sure that this that that the investigation continues and there are also willing to give them another chance but then there are other fans a say how. Can Foster get picked up by another team while you have other players to who take a knee during the national and some. Have and they're penalized Colin cabernet a lot of that spring up his name saying he can't find a job because of the sense that he Tug. Against. That a -- the some civil rights and things that are going on in this country right now so a lot of mixed reaction to this but it was definitely quick David. You know politics is one thing but the criminal process is entirely different. Stephanie Ramos thank you very much for bringing us up to date on that.

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