Richard Sherman offers high praise of Reuben Foster, thinks he can move on from legal issues
Richard Sherman has yet to play a game alongside Reuben Foster, but the Pro Bowl cornerback has shown he’s willing to go to bat for the former Alabama linebacker.
Foster has dealt with multiple legal issues this offseason. An ex-girlfriend accused him of domestic violence which resulted in multiple felony charges (she has since recanted). Foster also faces a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge in Tuscaloosa County.
Sherman signed with the San Francisco 49ers in March and was quick to offer support for Foster, his new teammate. Sherman accompanied Foster to one of his court dates to show support and recently offered high praise of Foster’s character when speaking to NFL Media.
“You know, I’ve had conversations with him,” Sherman told Austin Knoblauch. “Obviously he knows mistakes have happened in the past and he’s trying to move past it. He’s doing his best to deal with the situation the best he can. Basically, he’s an incredible young man. We’re all human beings and I think that’s what society forgets — that we all make mistakes. These young men are under a microscope that most people don’t have to deal with. And, obviously, he’s handling it the best he can, but I’m trying to do my part to just be a good teammate and be there for him in any way I can. And I think he’s going to be fine.”
Foster looks to enter his second season in San Francisco. A judge will decide on Wednesday whether the felony domestic violence case will proceed after the accuser has changed her story to say she made up the incident. His Tuscaloosa County court date is set for June 20. Once the court matters are resolved, Foster will await to hear if the NFL disciplines him under the league’s Personal Conduct Policy.