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John Lynch releases statement on Reuben Foster, says he will rejoin 49ers on Thursday



A Santa Clara County judge ruled on Wednesday that there is insufficient evidence to proceed with the domestic violence charges levied by the Santa Clara County District Attorney against 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster, for an incident with his ex-girlfriend on February 11.

After the ruling, 49ers general manager John Lynch made an official statement saying that Foster will have the opportunity to rejoin the team tomorrow during OTAs.

“The organization is aware the domestic violence charges against Reuben Foster were dismissed earlier today,” Lynch said. ‘As a result, he will have the opportunity to rejoin the team tomorrow. It has been made clear to Reuben that his place on this team is one that must continue to be earned. We will continue to monitor the remaining misdemeanor charge.”

The weapons charge against Foster has also been reduced to a misdemeanor. A pre-trial for those charges has been set for June 6.

Prosecutor Kevin Smith did not comment after the ruling.

Upon leaving the courthouse, Foster was asked by reporters how he was feeling. The linebacker smiled and nodded his head.