49ers linebacker Reuben Foster pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor weapons charge stemming from his February arrest, the Santa Clara County Superior Court confirmed to Austin Knoblauch of NFL.com.
Foster was sentenced to two years of probation, 240 hours of community service (he’s already worked eight) and $235 total in fines after his attorney entered the plea on his behalf, The Athletic’s David Lombardi reported. In addition, Foster is barred from owning a gun while on probation.
The 24-year-old originally was facing two felony domestic violence charges and a felony weapons charge in the case before his former girlfriend recanted accusations she made against him. A judge dismissed the felony charges and reduced the weapons charge to a misdemeanor after hearing the ex-girlfriend’s testimony during Foster’s preliminary hearing last month.
In addition, prosecutors in Alabama dropped a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge against Foster stemming from his arrest in January.