An Alabama linebacker will be placed immediately in the NFL drug program if he is drafted.
It has been reported that linebacker Reuben Foster’s urine sample from the NFL combine tested as diluted. Forster is looked as a first-round pick in the 2017 draft. Now, this isn’t a test saying that he tested positive for drug usage but that it was diluted.
Foster openly informed the NFL.com about his test results, and even though his urine only tested as “diluted” it will still be treated as a “positive” drug test under NFL policy. This means that Foster will enter the NFL’s drug program as soon as he signs a contract. Foster says that the test came back as diluted because of an illness which he thinks was food poisoning.
“I couldn’t eat much, but I had to drink water and Gatorade,” Foster said. “Then a few coaches said something about me being too light. And I’m a coach-pleaser. I don’t care what everybody thinks, but I care what coaches think. So I drank and ate as much as I could without throwing up. Then I went in there, drinking and drinking water, trying to flush out my system from whatever was making me sick and trying to keep my weight up and took the test.”
Foster had some other news that came out during the combine. It was reported that he got into a heated argument with hospital workers as they were conducting a part of the medical examinations.
It is unknown if this will affect Foster’s draft stock. He doesn’t have any problems in his past with drugs nor his temper so there still may be light in store for Foster. He should still be drafted he may use drop down the ranks a little.