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Former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster arrested for marijuana possession

Reuben Foster (#10) leading Alabama's defense to victory over Washington in 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
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It’s his first offseason as a player in the National Football League, and thus far a poor choice has been made by Reuben Foster as the former University of Alabama linebacker was arrested Friday night in Tuscaloosa, due to second-degree marijuana possession.

News came from Stephanie Taylor, crime reporter for Tuscaloosa News, with Foster’s bond set at $2,500. 

Foster, a former five-star recruit, played at Alabama from 2013-16. 

He led the team in total tackles with 115 as a senior, while also collecting 13 tackles for loss, five sacks and eight quarterback hurries in 2016. Foster won the Butkus Award, which goes to college football’s top linebacker, and was a unanimous All-American and All-SEC selection that year. 

He was taken in the first round (31st overall pick) of the 2017 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers, and despite an ankle injury, Foster finished the season with 72 total tackles. He was awarded NFL’s Rookie of the Month for his efforts – 30 tackles – in the month of November. 

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

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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