If you turned the channel for the 4th quarter of the Eagles’ smashing of the Redskins on Monday Night Football then you missed former Dallas Cowboy and MNF analyst’s Jason Witten’s disgust when discussing the Redskins signing of former 49er Rueben Foster.
When asked about the signing Witten said:
“I believe the Washington Redskins used horrendous judgment in claiming this guy, I understand that it’s an ongoing investigation but, my family has been affected by domestic violence. I understand the anguish that it causes. Young players just have to understand that there is no tolerance for putting your hands on a woman. Period.”
When Witten was a child his family was impacted by domestic violence, he now has a foundation that serves women and families that have experienced it.
Foster was released by the San Francisco 49ers last month after being arrested at the team hotel for an alleged domestic violence incident with his girlfriend. This was the second time in the past 9-months that the running back was involved in a domestic violence incident. He was previously warned by the organization that another incident would result is his departure from the team.
The Redskins picked him up shortly after his release. The investigation is ongoing.
Watch the full clip of Witten’s statement below: