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LB Reuben Foster Reveals Positive Drug Test Results From Combine

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Former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster told NFL.com on Thursday that his urine sample provided at the NFL Scouting Combine revealed that he gave a diluted sample.

Under the NFL’s substance abuse policy, a diluted test sample is treated the same as a positive drug test.

This comes amidst the news that the Crimson Tide star was sent home from last month’s combine following a verbal altercation with a hospital worker. 

In The Sports Quotient’s 2017 NFL mock draft, the linebacker was projected to be picked 11th overall by the New Orleans Saints. Foster has the ability to play either a 3/4 ILB or 4/3 weakside linebacker which makes his talents so coveted in this year’s draft.

Last season, the Auburn native recorded 115 total tackles to go with five sacks. After the stellar campaign, he won the 2016 Butkus Award which recognizes the nation’s top linebacker. 

Now that another blemish has been added to his résumé, it will be interesting to see how his draft stock is affected.

The 2017 NFL Draft begins April 27th. 

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