By Ben Jones and Stephanie Taylor
A judge has dismissed a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge against former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, according to court documents.
Foster, 24, was arrested on the charge in Tuscaloosa on Jan. 12. It was dismissed Friday after Foster met the requirements for his diversion program.
“We have worked with the District Attorney’s office to resolve this matter,” defense attorney Jason Neff said in a statement to The Tuscaloosa News. “Myself and Reuben are pleased with the dismissal and he looks forward to putting this behind him.”
Foster was a standout two-year starter at middle linebacker at Alabama during his career (2013-16). He was drafted with the 31st pick of the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
He played in 10 games for San Francisco in 2017, recording 72 tackles. He was named the NFL Rookie of the Month in November.
A judge in California also ruled this week that Foster would not stand trial for a domestic violence charge after his ex-girlfriend recanted her testimony at a preliminary hearing. The judge also reduced a felony weapons charge against Foster to a misdemeanor.