Alabama Football Players Defend Reuben Foster After Combine Dismissal

Reuben Foster made headlines at the NFL Combine for the wrong reasons. Expected to be selected early in the first round of the draft, Foster likely didn’t do himself any favors when he was sent home early following a heated altercation with a hospital worker.

Today, his former teammates at Alabama defended Foster and the decision to send him home.

Alabama defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson said he didn’t have all of the details, but expressed surprised to hear the news:

“I know the real Reuben and everything like that so I was pretty shocked about it. I’m going to talk to Reuben later on to find out so I can know the full story because I’m not really sure what happened and what triggered everything.”

Linebacker Ryan Anderson was even more critical of the encounter.

Despite the fact that Foster was not going to participate in any drills at the combine due to a shoulder injury that he is recovering from, he didn’t appreciate his buddies reputation possibly taking a multi-million dollar hit”

“I feel like it was all blown out of proportion, you know what I mean? So I’m not going to get into all that,”

Foster certainly seems to have his teammates on his side, but it is the decision makers for all the pro-teams who need to be understanding. He will likely be asked about this incident by every team who interviews him in the process leading up to the draft.

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