Reuben Foster arrested in Alabama for marijuana possession

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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested for possession of marijuana in his home state of Alabama on Friday.

Foster was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

The 49ers released the typical statement teams release when a player is arrested: “The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the matter involving Reuben Foster and we are currently gathering all relevant facts.”

The very talented Foster slipped to the 31st pick in the 2017 draft in part because of off-field concerns including submitting a diluted urine sample for a drug test at the Scouting Combine, which in the NFL is considered the same as a positive test.

Although he missed six games with a knee injury, Foster had an excellent rookie season when he was healthy enough to play. Foster is now subject to league discipline for the marijuana charge.

47 responses to “Reuben Foster arrested in Alabama for marijuana possession

  1. Really? Keep the ziploc in Cali, bro. You know the good ol’ boys are just lookin for an excuse.

  2. I know it was dumb on his part but what if it was a situation where he had it on his person, didn’t know about it since back in Cali its legal and gets busted in another state where its not. I’m sure its not likely in this case but as more states make it legal, there can definitely be cases of people getting pinched somewhere else and not realize its on them.. Lets not act that WONT happen..

  3. That’s kind of bull… It is their off season and they should be able to have a joint. Regular season, okay, be clean, but a joint in the off season is not going to give him advantage for the games…???

  4. This is one of the reasons he fell so far in the draft. I was worried about this pick, being a Niner fan still suffering from Aldon Smith PTSD.

    Still upset about us cutting Navorro Bowman last year. I knew Foster could play, but I thought last year was too early to cut bait on Bowman and hand the job over to Foster. They should have waited to see if he could stay out of trouble for at least 1-2 years.

  5. Minor bump in the road. Lynch & Shanahan will absolutely be disappointed but this is a relatively minor offense as opposed to what could have been. Learning lesson for 56

  6. Young black man arrested for possession of marijuana.
    Police, prisons, and courts are very expensive state resources.
    There are other states where marijuana is still illegal, but as matter of policy, for the most part they let it go.
    And then, there is Alabama.
    Must be really hard for this kid to keep in his head that San Francisco and Alabama are in the same country.
    Hell. It is is hard for me to understand it and I am much older.
    Was definitely unwise to keep a stash in his home state, but in 2018 that is not the sort of thing that anyone should be worrying about.
    And this being Alabama and this being a black man, I can’t shake the racial aspect of it. Marijuana usage is pretty even across races. Maybe in Alabama they round up young white kids with joints at the same rate than black. I have not seen the stats, but I can’t help thinking it is highly unlikely.

  7. Cue the “it should just be legal” talk. When it is illegal, don’t do it. If you choose to do it…accept the consequences

  8. The decent hard working people of Alabama know that their hard earned tax dollars are being put to good use. That evil weed will turn kids into worthless human beings. Never mind this this story about this kid who apparently uses the stuff and worked hard and turned himself into a millionaire. That’s fake news. I’ll bet he doesn’t even play for the 49ers.

  9. Legal or illegal his job states it’s banned. He chose to ignore his employers rules so he gets what he deserves. This is why he slipped in the draft. Not to mention he’s injury prone.

  10. Good to see the fine people of AL spending limited State resources keeping the streets clean of the scourge of marijuana. Now if he only sexually assaulted a 14 year old girl, he’d be fine. Hell, they might have made him a judge!

  11. legal or illegal does not matter. The league he plays for and the contract he signed does not allow it. Got to be suspended. Sorry Niners fans!

  12. Not a surprise. Going back to Rolando McClain these ‘Bama boys find it hard to break old habits. Tim Williams had numerous suspensions at Alabama but Ozzie still took a chance on him.

  13. Sometimes you wake up and have to wonder not only who that is next to you but also where you are.

  14. Lol, it’s 2018. Can’t believe we’re still arresting people for a substance that’s less dangerous than beer.

  15. Saban probably set this up so he could repossess the car he gave him to sign with alabama while he was in police custody. Saban needs it for a new recruit

  16. People say how innocent weed is , yet weeds biggest spokesperson snoop Dogg got off on a double murder conviction by default, yes people on weed are so non violent.

  17. it’s pretty apparent that there is no testing at all at the college level, and some schools thrive under those conditions.

  18. spammerscrammer says:
    January 13, 2018 at 7:27 am
    Young black man arrested for possession of marijuana.
    Police, prisons, and courts are very expensive state resources.
    There are other states where marijuana is still illegal, but as matter of policy, for the most part they let it go.
    And then, there is Alabama.
    Must be really hard for this kid to keep in his head that San Francisco and Alabama are in the same country.
    Hell. It is is hard for me to understand it and I am much older.
    Was definitely unwise to keep a stash in his home state, but in 2018 that is not the sort of thing that anyone should be worrying about.
    And this being Alabama and this being a black man, I can’t shake the racial aspect of it. Marijuana usage is pretty even across races. Maybe in Alabama they round up young white kids with joints at the same rate than black. I have not seen the stats, but I can’t help thinking it is highly unlikely.

    ——————————
    The arrest is just due to a pure lack of common sense unrelated to race.

  19. thanks 49ers, Saints really dodged a bullet with that guy and got a really great tackle in Ramczyk instead

  20. Lot of storm clouds gathering with this kid, hopefully someone can get him straightened out. Heck of a player but he can’t seem to stay on the straight and narrow.

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