Former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster was sent home from the NFL Combine on Friday following an alleged argument with a hospital employee.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Alabama linebacker and potential top-10 pick Reuben Foster was sent home after a “heated argument with a hospital worker.”
Bama's Reuben Foster, a potential top-10 pick, is being sent home from combine for heated argument with a hospital worker, sources tell ESPN
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 4, 2017
Foster, the 2016 Butkus Award winner, was only at the combine to be measured, medically evaluated by doctors, an interviewed following his rotator cuff surgery. He was unable to work out because of the injury.
It’s unclear what exactly led to the argument, but Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson was able to provide some context:
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 4, 2017
Pretty strange, to say the least. Getting sent home for bad behavior isn’t a good look for the young man, no matter how you look at it.
Foster, the SEC Championship game MVP and unanimous All-American, might see his draft stock drop as a result, but you have to assume he’ll still get snatched in the first round.
The linebacker recorded 115 tackles—13 for a loss—and five sacks during his 2016 campaign.
He’s projected to be the No. 14 overall pick in FOX Sports’ most recent mock draft.