San Francisco 49ers linebacker charged with drug posession
Reuben Foster was arrested in Alabama with cannabis on him
Foster has posted a $2,500 bond and was released. The charge is a misdemeanor in Alabama.
The 49ers issued a statement that read: "The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the matter involving Reuben Foster and we are currently gathering all relevant facts."
The arrest is noteworthy in part because Foster failed a drug test at the NFL draft combine last spring. His urine sample was found to be diluted, which is against the league's drug-testing rules.
The league also kicked Foster out of the combine due to an argument with a student hospital aide while undergoing a medical exam. He ultimately dropped from being a potential top-10 to top-20 draft pick to being selected by the 49ers at No. 31.
Asked after the draft if the diluted drug sample made Foster a risky pick, 49ers general manager John Lynch said, "You know, maybe in some people's minds. We spoke with Reuben about that and felt comfortable about that situation as well. ...
"I think it was a long (draft) day for him. It sure sounded like he had a long day, which you can imagine. You know, when you're expecting probably to be taken much higher, that's tough on a kid. But I feel really good not only because we got a great player, because I think we're going to have a great plan for the young man both on the field and we care about the kid."
The University of Alabama product played 10 games for San Francisco this season, all starts. He made 72 tackles and was credited with one pass defensed. Foster missed five games due to a high ankle sprain and another due to back spasms.Published: by Radio NewsHub