The rookie running back was arrested on small charges.
Houston Texans rookie running back D’Onta Foreman was arrested Sunday morning.
The former star Texas Longhorns tailback was arrested on two small marijuana and weapons charges.
The Austin American Statesman has the details.
Former Texas running back D’Onta Forman was taken into custody about 3 a.m. Sunday and charged with marijuana possession of two ounces or less and unlawful carrying of a weapon, according to jail records.
The University of Texas police department was the arresting agency, records show.
The drug charge carries a $1,000 bond. The bond for unlawlful carrying of a weapon is $3,500. He was released sometime around noon Sunday.
Officers reportedly discovered marijuana and a firearm when responding to a call that said the smell of marijuana was coming from cars parked outside a Texas dormitory.
UTPD released the following statement to the AAS.
“The owner of the firearm, D’Onta Foreman, was arrested for Unlawful Carrying of Weapons and Possession of Marijuana and booked into Travis County Jail. Six other male suspects were cited and released for Possession of Marijuana.
“None of them are UT students and they are not believed to have UT affiliations,” the statement said.
Foreman, 21, left Texas after the 2016 season in which he rushed for 2,028 yards and won the Doak Walker Award, given to the country’s top running back.
He was a third-round pick by the Texans in this past spring’s NFL Draft.
Update: The Texans have released the following statement, saying Foreman did not use or possess the marijuana and that the handgun was legal.
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