Reuben Foster was arrested on Friday.
Former Alabama star Reuben Foster was arrested for possession of marijuana in Alabama on Friday, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office database.
He was released Friday night on $2,500 bond. Foster was a first-team All-American for the Crimson Tide in 2016 and also won the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker.
Injury and behavior concerns led Foster to drop in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Foster was sent home from the NFL Combine after an incident involving medical staff. He underwent shoulder surgery before the combine, and didn’t like the way he was being treated, sparking an altercation.
That altercation also may have led to him dropping in the draft.
After being mocked as a potential top-10 pick, the former Alabama star dropped to the second-to-last pick in the first round. The 49ers traded up to grab Foster.
San Francisco released the following statement about Foster’s arrest: “The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the matter involving Reuben Foster and we are currently gathering all relevant facts.”
Can confirm that 49ers LB and former #Alabama standout Reuben Foster was arrested tonight in Tuscaloosa on possession of marijuana.
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) January 13, 2018
Foster suffered an injury in his first NFL game and was forced to miss the next five weeks of the seaosn. He returned for the final 10 games, racking up 72 tackles.
Foster won the Defensive Rookie of the Month in November. He’s seen as one of the NFL’s brightest young defensive stars, and it’s easy to see why.
The former Alabama star flies to the ball, filling gaps faster than the running back.