Jason Witten crushes Redskins for claiming Reuben Foster
Jason Witten made clear how he feels about the Washington Redskins claiming Reuben Foster off waivers.
During the second half of “Monday Night Football” between the Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles, the ESPN broadcast crew had a discussion about domestic violence. Analyst Booger McFarland stressed that domestic violence is a societal problem, while Witten crushed Washington for adding Foster after the 49ers cut him over his arrest last week for suspected domestic violence.
When asked if Washington should have claimed the linebacker, Witten did not mince words.
“A hundred percent, no. 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 there is no tolerance for putting your hands on a woman, period.”
Jason Witten asked on Monday Night Football if the Redskins should have taken a chance on claiming linebacker Reuben Foster: pic.twitter.com/xDBI0CDt0V
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Witten’s answer should not come as a great surprise. His charity has focused its efforts on curbing domestic violence and working with victims. Witten’s family was affected by domestic violence when he was growing up, which has led to his passionate thoughts on the subject.
Despite his feelings on the matter, Witten has also expressed support for former teammates Greg Hardy and Ezekiel Elliott, who both faced domestic violence accusations.