Reuben Foster Sent Home From NFL Combine Following Altercation

Reuben Foster is now looking squarely ahead to its Pro Day on March 8.

Foster was expected to be taken near the top of the draft going into the NFL Scouting Combine, but his draft stock might have taken a hit after he was sent home early following an altercation with a hospital worker.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter shared the news.

Bama's Reuben Foster, a potential top-10 pick, is being sent home from combine for heated argument with a hospital worker, sources tell ESPN

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 4, 2017

This obviously effects his draft stock in that front-offices are more likely to pass on a player with what they perceive as a “character flaw.” He might drop the same way Laremy Tunsil dropped a year ago. He’s the same football player, yes, but decision based only athletic ability.

It also has the more practical consequence of being unable to actually do what the combine is intended to do: showcase what he can do.

Foster will still have a chance to perform at his Pro Day, but this is a huge opportunity missed. General managers don’t like to take these kinds of chances on top selections, they’re too precious. Now with less exposure, Foster might drop.

The altercation at the hospital appears to have been non-physical, but the exact circumstances remain unknown.

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