NFL anthem kneeler arrested twice in one month, this time for domestic violence

Hypocrisy be thy name.

Given the frequency of NFL players being arrested it was inevitable and that’s just what happened when San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested for domestic violence and possession of an “assault weapon.”

Foster, who plays for the same team as Colin Kaepernick, the radical ex-player who started the national anthem protest, was arrested on Sunday on charges of domestic violence, threats and possession of an assault weapon, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster (56) (AP Foto/Marcio José Sanchez, Archivo)

This is Foster’s second arrest within a month after being arrested in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on January 12 for second-degree marijuana possession.

The player also failed a drug test at the 2017 NFL combine and was kicked out after being involved in an altercation with a hospital employee, The Chronicle reported.

Foster, seen below, not only supported teammates who refused to stand during the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality, but was reportedly a participant.

(Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

Foster has taken a knee during the national anthem, according to Sacramento Bee reporter Matt Barrows.

“Reuben Foster among the eight #49ers who took a knee — hand on heart — during national anthem,” Barrows tweeted on October 22, 2017.

The woman involved in the domestic violence complaint has been in a long-term relationship with Foster, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

The 49ers released a statement on Foster’s arrest, saying it “takes matters of this nature seriously.”

“The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the report regarding Reuben Foster. We take matters of this nature seriously and are gathering all pertinent information,” the statement said, as seen in a tweet from Chronicle reporter Eric Branch

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