According to Adam Schefter, Alabama LB Reuben Foster got into a “heated altercation” with a hospital worker at the Combine.
A league source tells Schefter that there was a “miscommunication” that helped the argument between Foster and a hospital worker to escalate.
Schefter says that Foster was waiting for an extended period for his “pre-exam“, when he grew increasingly impatient and began questioning a hospital worker, who didn’t appreciate Foster’s words. This led to the heated exchange.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Alabama LB Reuben Foster is being sent home from the NFL Combine following a recent argument with a hospital worker.
- According to Schefter, Foster was scheduled to do team interviews Friday evening along with some tests on Sunday. However, he’s now scheduled to fly home to Tuscaloosa on Saturday.
- An NFL spokesman tells Schefter that Foster was being sent home for “personal reasons.“
- Matt Miller reports that the incident involving Foster actually took place on Thursday. Source tells Miller that Foster’s interviews this week were bad with one scout saying it was a bad week in general for him.
- Katherine Terrell is told by one team that Foster did not have a great interview.
Foster is considered by many to be a top-10 talent in this year’s draft, but this is hardly the type of incident teams will want to see from someone they were considering that high in the draft.
A fall in round one could be a possibility, but we’ll have to see how teams react to this news.
Last month, one report said that Foster underwent right rotator cuff surgery and was expected to require fourth months to recovery, which could prevent him from working out at the Combine.
During his college three-year career at Alabama, Foster recorded 211 tackles, 23 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, and nine pass defenses over the course of 39 games.
We’ll have more regarding Foster as the news is available.