Reuben Foster, 49ers linebacker, arrested on marijuana charge

Ross Houston
January 13, 2018

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested on a charge of second-degree marijuana possession Friday in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Foster was briefly listed as an inmate with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department on Friday before it was removed later in the evening.


Foster was charged with second degree possession, according to the website, and bond was set at $2,500.

Here's a statement from the 49ers: "The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the matter involving Reuben Foster and we are now gathering all relevant facts".


The 49ers traded up to No. 31 overall to select Foster in the first round of the 2017 draft. He blew up at medical personnel at the National Football League combine and his urine sample came back dilute, which is an automatic positive test.

Asked specifically about the diluted drug sample, which automatically puts Foster into the NFL's substance abuse program, Lynch said.


After drafting Foster in April, 49ers general manager John Lynch said he "anticipated" people questioning Foster's off-field issues, but he felt good about making the pick anyway. "People were concerned about the diluted sample".

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