NFL Star Receives His Sentence On Gun Charge. Does It Go Far Enough?

David Hookstead | Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

San Francisco 49ers star linebacker Reuben Foster won’t get any prison time for violating California gun laws.

In fact, he’s getting off extremely easy after he was found in possession of a semi-automatic rifle, and a “high-capacity magazine” at his California home. (SLIDESHOW: These Sexy Women Love Football)

TMZ reported the following:

Foster was initially hit with a felony possession of an assault weapon charge after cops say they found SIG Sauer 516 with a high-capacity magazine at the NFL player’s home. 

But, Foster’s legal team got the charge reduced to a misdemeanor and he ultimately cut a deal in which he pled no contest and in exchange got 2 years probation, 232 hours of community service and $235 in fines.

Foster has been in the news a lot this offseason, and none of it has been for anything good. He was also accused this offseason of beating his girlfriend, but those charges were ultimately dropped. (RELATED: JUDGE REVEALS IF NFL STAR WILL FACE CHARGES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. FIND OUT THE DETAILS)

Of course, a single weapon charge is a hell of a lot less serious than the multiple felonies he had been facing over the alleged incident with his girlfriend.

I would love to be a fly on the wall of the meetings between team executives. You have to imagine that they’re not exactly pumped about one of their best players constantly being in the headlines for criminal problems. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if he lost a step when the season starts in September.

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