NFL Draft 1st Round Pick Arrested At Team’s Hotel

first_imga general view of the chiefs-49ers gameSANTA CLARA, CA – OCTOBER 05: A general view during the Kansas City Chiefs game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)A former NFL Draft first round pick is being released.Reuben Foster, a former college football star at Alabama, was arrested in Tampa Bay on domestic violence charges Saturday night at the San Francisco 49ers’ team hotel.ESPN.com had the details:An arrest report from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office said Foster was booked into jail at 11:11 p.m. He is being held without bail.Foster was arrested by Tampa police at 9:10 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt hotel, where the team is staying before playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.The 49ers didn’t immediately respond to request for comment. But general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan said in April following a previous arrest for Foster on domestic violence charges that were eventually dropped that the team had a zero-tolerance policy on the issue.The 49ers have decided to release Foster this morning.The #49ers are releasing LB Reuben Foster, their former first round pick who is still in jail on another domestic violence charge. He goes on waivers.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 25, 2018Foster was a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He remains in jail this morning.And with the 49ers getting ready to play the Buccaneers today, their now former LB Reuben Foster remains in jail on a domestic violence charge.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 25, 2018Stay tuned.last_img read more

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Reparations should be made for African slave trade Antigua and Barbuda tells

“None should disagree that racism and other legacies of slavery continue to shape the lives of people of African descent – thus reparations must be directed toward repairing the damage inflicted by slavery and racism,” Baldwin Spencer, the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, told the General Assembly’s annual general debate in New York.He stressed that former slave-owning States should begin a reconciliation process by formally apologizing for the crimes committed by those nations or their citizens over the 400 years of the African slave trade.“And to help counter the lingering damage inflicted on generations of peoples of African descent by generations of slave-trading and colonialism, we call on those very States to back up their apologies with new commitments to the economic development of the nations that have suffered from this human tragedy,” said Mr. Spencer.He said that planned African Diaspora Summit in South Africa next year will provide a platform for the African diaspora to put in place economic policies that will ensure sustained economic cooperation among public and private stakeholders to promote development, entrepreneurship and business opportunities in diaspora regions. 24 September 2011The Caribbean island State of Antigua and Barbuda today demanded reparations for injustices suffered by African slaves and their descendants, saying at the United Nations that segregation and violence against people of African descent had impaired their capacity for advancement as nations, communities and individuals. read more

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