A life of vi­o­lence

San Francisco Chronicle - Late Edition (Sunday) - - SPORTING GREEN - — Compiled by Ni­cholas Loz­ito

At 19 months old, Reuben Fos­ter was shot by his fa­ther while be­ing held by his mother. Since then, trou­ble and vi­o­lence have marked the ex-49er’s life.

April 4, 1994: Reuben Fos­ter is born in Roanoke, Ala.

1995: When Reuben is 19 months, his fa­ther shoots his ex-girl­friend and Reuben’s mother, Inita Berry Paige, while she is hold­ing Reuben. The bul­let passes through Paige’s back and also wounds Reuben in the back. Paige sur­vives. Danny Fos­ter es­capes jail in 1996. 2011: Fos­ter ver­bally com­mits to play col­lege foot­ball at Al­abama. 2012: Fos­ter trans­fers high schools and changes his com­mit­ment to Auburn, Al­abama’s ri­val. Fos­ter re­veals the switch by dress­ing his daugh­ter (3 years old at the time, ac­cord­ing to Al­abama.com) in an Auburn cheer­lead­ing cos­tume. Fos­ter also re­veals a tat­too of the Auburn logo on his arm.

Fe­bru­ary 2013: Fos­ter recom­mits to Al­abama.

Fe­bru­ary 2013: Af­ter 16 years on the run, Fos­ter’s fa­ther is cap­tured. “Tears poor­ing!!!,” Fos­ter tweets. “Never knew him but ain’t nothin like a real fa­ther when you keep ask­ing Fos­ter side where your dad at and they lie about!!!” Paige tells Al­abama.com, “I was re­lieved and sad all at the (same) time. I was re­lieved be­cause he got caught but I was sad be­cause some of the pain and mem­o­ries that our kids will have to go through about it.”

2016: Fos­ter is present at a night­club dur­ing a triple homi­cide in which one of his friends, Recco Cobb, is shot to death. Po­lice say Fos­ter was not in­volved. Ac­cord­ing to Al­abama.com, Fos­ter wrote this on his Twit­ter page: “You my heart dawg my rider bra wher­ever I go you go wher­ever you go I go we had a PACK 1Love one for me and one for you brother R.I.P Recco Cobb #OG”

2016: Fos­ter, af­ter an All-Amer­ica ju­nior season, en­ters the draft.

March 2017: Fos­ter is kicked out of the NFL com­bine af­ter a ver­bal al­ter­ca­tion with a male hos­pi­tal em­ployee. He fails the com­bine’s drug test.

April 2017: The 49ers se­lect Fos­ter with the 31st pick.

Oct. 2017: Fos­ter and fel­low 49ers line­backer Ray-Ray Arm­strong have guns pointed at them in an at­tempted rob­bery af­ter leav­ing a San Fran­cisco night­club at 2 a.m.

Jan. 12: Fos­ter is charged in Al­abama with a mis­de­meanor, mar­i­juana pos­ses­sion. The charges are dis­missed but he is sus­pended two games by the NFL.

Feb. 11: Fos­ter is ar­rested af­ter girl­friend Elissa En­nis tells po­lice that Fos­ter dragged her out of his house by the hair and punched her in the head eight to 10 times. En­nis re­port­edly was treated for a rup­tured eardrum at a nearby hos­pi­tal.

May 23: Charges re­lated to do­mes­tic vi­o­lence are dropped af­ter En­nis re­cants her story.

Oct. 12: Fos­ter and En­nis are in­volved in a do­mes­tic dis­tur­bance in Santa Clara, po­lice say — an in­ci­dent that the Chron­i­cle learned of af­ter Fos­ter’s ar­rest in Novem­ber. A neigh­bor calls po­lice to re­port a loud ar­gu­ment be­tween the cou­ple at their apart­ment. The 49ers say they had no knowl­edge of the in­ci­dent.

Nov. 24: Fos­ter is ar­rested at the team ho­tel in Tampa, Fla., on one count of first-de­gree mis­de­meanor do­mes­tic-vi­o­lence bat­tery. Po­lice say Fos­ter was in­volved in a ver­bal al­ter­ca­tion with En­nis dur­ing which he slapped her phone from her hand, pushed her in the “chest area” and slapped her across the face.

Last Sun­day: The 49ers re­lease Fos­ter.

Tues­day: Wash­ing­ton claims Fos­ter off waivers. Wash­ing­ton is the only team to put a waiver claim on Fos­ter, NFL Net­work re­ports.

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