San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested in Alabama and charged with second-degree possession of marijuana.
AL.com reports the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest database indicates Foster, who just finished his rookie season, was arrested Friday and released on $2,500 bond.
A second-degree marijuana possession charge is considered a Class A misdemeanor in Alabama.
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.”
Foster, who played college football at the University of Alabama, was the No. 31 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft after the Niners traded into the end of the first round to get him. That came after Foster raised some red flags at the NFL’s annual scouting combine, in which he was sent home early after he got into an argument with a hospital worker and had a urine sample show up as diluted, which, according to the NFL’s policy on substances of abuse, was treated as a positive test.
Because of the diluted sample, Foster entered the league in the substance-abuse program.
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.
Foster started all 10 games he played in this season and posted 72 tackles, which was second on the team.
He was the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Month in November.