Report: Former Alabama LB Reuben Foster sent home from NFL Combine
Heading into the pre-draft process, former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster was universally praised as an elite prospect and considered a lock to be taken with a top pick in upcoming NFL draft. Participating in the combine this week to solidify his lofty status, according to an ESPN report, Foster could have instead potentially hurt his stock this week in Indianapolis.
According to a Friday night report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, Foster will be leaving the combine early after getting into a heated argument with hospital worker.
Bama's Reuben Foster, a potential top-10 pick, is being sent home from combine for heated argument with a hospital worker, sources tell ESPN
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 4, 2017
After a highly playing successful career in Tuscaloosa, which ended with Foster being named Butkus Award winner at the conclusion of last season, the Tide linebacker enters the draft as arguably the top linebacker prospect. Foster racked up 211 tackles in his Tide career – 115 of those tackles were acquired last season as an every down linebacker for Alabama’s dominant defensive unit.
Just heard interviews were bad for Foster this week. One scout said it was a bad week for him. https://t.co/4roByvCSlH
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) March 4, 2017
How this news affects his status, if at all, will be something to monitor as the pre-draft process continues. Foster will get the chance to explain his actions to NFL scouts and coaches during Alabama’s March 8 Pro Day.
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