Rookie lineback Reuben Foster was arrested for marijuana possession in Alabama.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested for possession of marijuana in Alabama on Friday, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office database.
Foster was released Friday night on $2,500 bond.
A second-degree marijuana possession charge is considered a Class A misdemeanor in Alabama.
Tuscaloosa Police, in a news release Saturday, acknowledged officers encountered Foster and “found probable cause to arrest him.” The release did not address whether he was pulled over, why police suspected he had marijuana or how much they say he had.
The 49ers released a statement Friday night:
“The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the matter involving Reuben Foster and we are currently gathering all relevant facts.”
Reuben had some red flags at the NFL Combine, in which he was sent home early after getting into an argument with a hospital worker and also had a urine sample show up as diluted. After draft Foster, general manager John Lynch figured people would question Foster’s off the field issues but he made it clear they felt comfortable with the situation after talking with Foster.