Archive for the ‘San Francisco 49ers’ Category

Charges dropped, Foster rejoins 49ers

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

A day after domestic violence charges against him were dropped, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was back with his teammates on Thursday. Foster joined the club's voluntary organized team activities in Santa Clara, Calif. He was with the team in an official capacity for the first time in more than a month. On Wednesday, Santa Clara (Calif.) County Judge Nona L. Klippen dropped two felony domestic violence charges against Foster.

Report: NFL owners did not formally vote on anthem rule

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

It became clear almost immediately after the NFL announced its heavily-flawed new national anthem rule on Wednesday that not everyone was on board. New York Jets chairman Christopher Johnson said he won’t levy any fines or punishment against players who eschew the stay-in-the-locker-room part of the policy and kneel or visibly protest during the anthem, and will pay any fine the team gets for such an action. Then it came out that San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York abstained from voting.

Report: NFL Owners Did Not Hold a Formal Vote to Pass New Anthem Policy

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

The NFL owners didn't hold an official vote before passing their new national anthem policy on Wednesday, reports ESPN. The new policy says that players do not need to be on the field for the national anthem, giving them the option to stay in the locker room. While many players called out the new rules, President Donald Trump applauded the new policy.

NFL Has Shown ‘Black Lives Don’t Matter’ to League With New National Anthem Policy, BLM Says

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Black Lives Matter has condemned the decision to fine teams if players refuse to stand for the national anthem, arguing that the move demonstrates that "black lives don't matter" to the National Football League. The new policy comes after a number of NFL players chose to "take a knee" during the national anthem last season to protest against police brutality and police shootings of unarmed black men, following the lead of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2016.

49ers throw back to ’94 throwbacks

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

A full 24 years later, they’ll be throwing back to the throwbacks that they repeatedly wore en route to their fifth NFL championship. Shown modeling the new-old uniforms is new 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, who was six years old when the team last wore the uniforms. The best news for many 49ers fans will be this: The black-on-black alternate uniforms first used in 2015 are dead and gone.

49ers unveil 1994 throwback uniforms to be worn for one game

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

The San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday unveiled new alternate uniforms at the second annual State of the Franchise event at the California Theatre in downtown San Jose. The 49ers revealed their sleek, "old" look by welcoming five current players onto the stage-Joe Staley, Richard Sherman, DeForest Buckner, Robbie Gould, and Kyle Juszczyk-along with a Hall of Famer who helped make the style so popular – Jerry Rice.

49ers’ Foster won’t stand trial on domestic violence charges

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

A Santa Clara County judge ruled Wednesday that San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster will not have to stand trial on domestic violence charges after determining there was no evidence that Foster ever hit his ex-girlfriend. Judge Nona Klippen said prosecutors didn't meet the burden of probable cause on charges of felony domestic violence and forcefully attempting to dissuade a witness. Foster was also charged with felony possession of an assault weapon after officers found a Sig Sauer 516 short-barreled rifle in his home while investigating his ex-girlfriend's domestic violence report.

49ers’ Foster won’t stand trial on domestic violence charges

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

A Santa Clara County judge ruled Wednesday that San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster will not have to stand trial on domestic violence charges after determining there was no evidence that Foster ever hit his ex-girlfriend. Judge Nona Klippen said prosecutors didn't meet the burden of probable cause on charges of felony domestic violence and forcefully attempting to dissuade a witness. Foster was also charged with felony possession of an assault weapon after officers found a Sig Sauer 516 short-barreled rifle in his home while investigating his ex-girlfriend's domestic violence report.

NFL notebook: Owners adopt anthem policy, players upset

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

NFL owners approved a policy on Wednesday for player conduct during the national anthem. Players, coaches and personnel on the field must stand when the anthem is played or they will be fined and disciplined. The decision could tee up players and owners for litigation.

49ers linebacker Foster has domestic violence charges dismissed

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster had his two felony domestic violence charges against him dismissed by a judge Wednesday. Santa Clara (Calif.) County Judge Nona L. Klippen made the decision, citing insufficient evidence to believe the domestic violence charges rose to the level of probable cause after listening to the testimony of Foster's ex-girlfriend, Elissa Ennis, last week. Niners general manager John Lynch said in a statement later Wednesday that Foster can return to the team's offseason program on Thursday.