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Former Alabama LB Reuben Foster not invited to 2017 NFL Draft

Reuben Foster (#10) leading Alabama's defense to victory over Washington in 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
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It has not been a fruitful draft process for Reuben Foster.

After being sent home from the NFL Scouting Combine in February for arguing with a hospital worker (medical test) and testing positive for a diluted sample, the former Alabama linebacker will not be invited to participate in the NFL Draft festivities — according to a report from ESPN.

Regardless of all the reports, Foster is still regarded as an early first round selection.

He became the fourth linebacker in Crimson Tide history to earn the Butkus Award, following a season in which he posted 115 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, five sacks and eight quarterback pressures in 2016.

As for the draft itself, round one starts Thursday from Philadelphia via ESPN.

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

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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