It ends up the Redskins did some digging into the Reuben Foster situation after all.
Bruce Allen broke his silence on the topic and had a conversation with ESPN's Lisa Salters. While the interview was not televised, Salters summed up the conversation as such.
"He said the team did its own investigation into what happened in Tampa, and feels comfortable that they have heard a side of the Foster story that is different, and perhaps even worth the risk of the current bad PR."
The Redskins signed Foster last Tuesday amid a storm of controversy. San Francisco released Foster last weekend after his second domestic violence arrest this year, and Washington grabbed him off waivers.
Many questioned if the Redskins should have added Foster, just days after getting out of jail. It also brings questions about the NFL process, even allowing Foster to be claimed.
Now, the league has placed Foster on the Commissioner Exempt list, which means he can't play or practice for Washington until at least his legal situation is handled.
The Redskins have been clear that Foster won't take the field in Burgundy and Gold until both the legal and league situations are cleared.
In the end though, after all the controversy and turmoil surrounding the signing, how can Foster prove to be worth it.
Salters asked Allen that questions. His answer?
"I don't know," Allen replied
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