TAMPA, Fla. — A member of the San Francisco 49ers was arrested Saturday night in Tampa and charged with domestic violence. 

  • 49ers LB Reuben Foster arrested, charged with domestic violence
  • Team in town to play the Buccaneers on Sunday
  • Woman, 28, said Foster slapped her in the face

Reuben Foster, a 24-year-old linebacker out of Alabama, was taken into custody just after 9 p.m. at the team hotel, the Grand Hyatt Hotel on 2900 Bayport Drive.

The 49ers are playing the Buccaneers Sunday at 1 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium. The team announced Sunday morning that it would be releasing Foster.

According to the arrest report, Foster and a 28-year-old woman were involved in a verbal altercation.  

The victim, who was Foster's former girlfriend, stated that during the altercation Foster slapped her phone out of her hand, pushed her in the chest area, and slapped her with an open hand on the right side of her face.  

49ers' Reuben Foster was taken into custody just after 9 p.m. at the team hotel in Tampa. He was booked and charged with domestic violence.

Officers observed a one inch scratch on the victim's left collar bone.

During the investigation officers learned that Foster and the victim lived together in the past and they were involved in an on-again-off-again relationship over the past three years.

Foster was charged with one count of first degree misdemeanor domestic violence and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail. Foster was given a $2,000 bond and no contact order with his ex-girlfriend.

The 49ers' 1st-round draft pick last year, Foster was charged with domestic violence after an arrest last year and was suspended for two games earlier this season due to those charges.