NFL Team Takes Heat For Adding Player Following Domestic Violence Arrest

Published on 28 Nov 2018, 21:58
The Washington Redskins claimed the linebacker off waivers Tuesday, but he won't immediately be taking the field. Foster has been placed on the NFL commissioner's exempt list, which means he cannot practice or attend games while the league reviews his arrest, league spokesman Brian McCarthy told CNN. The Redskins' move sparked outrage at a time when the NFL is trying to overcome criticism that it has been too lenient on players who have been accused of domestic violence. A column Tuesday in USA Today said the team's addition of Foster sends a "vile, inexcusable message."

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