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Former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster sent home from NFL Combine

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Reuben Foster has suffered a major setback.

The former Alabama linebacker and 2016 Butkus Award winner was scheduled for team interviews and team tests on Saturday, but he was sent home for “getting into a heated argument with a hospital worker.”

News was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, citing sources.

Foster, who led the Crimson Tide with 115 tackles last season, was projected a top-10 pick and the No. 1 inside linebacker prospect in this year’s draft class. He will not be able to participate in on-field workouts because of rotator cuff surgery; however, being sent back to Tuscaloosa hurts him in the interview process.

The Auburn, Ala., native will be at Alabama’s pro day on March 8.

Stephen M. Smith is a managing editor and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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