Former Alabama star Reuben Foster arrested in Tuscaloosa

  • Former Alabama star Reuben Foster arrested in Tuscaloosa

Former Alabama star Reuben Foster arrested in Tuscaloosa

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster may have made the mistake of confusing San Francisco's marijuana laws with Alabama's.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been arrested in Alabama and charged with second-degree possession of marijuana.

Foster played at Alabama, where he was a first-team All-America pick and won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker.

California legalized and decriminalized recreational marijuana on January 1 but Alabama is the home of draconian marijuana laws.

The report cited the Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office arrest database.

Foster was the 31st overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and tallied 59 tackles as a rookie.

It's unclear what Foster was doing leading up to his arrest, although he did enter the National Football League with some red flags and character concerns. Prior to being chosen in the draft, he was dismissed from the NFL Scouting Combine, having gotten into a confrontation with a hospital worker.

The Niners have yet to comment on Foster's arrest, at the time of this article's posting.