ESPN Former Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Reuben Foster, a potential top-10 pick in next month’s NFL draft, is being sent home from the Indianapolis scouting combine for a heated argument he got into Thursday with a hospital worker, according to multiple sources. All one NFL spokesman would say was that Foster was being sent home for “personal reasons” and did not want to comment further. Foster, the top-graded inside linebacker for many teams, was scheduled to go through team interviews on Friday night and testing on Saturday, none of which will happen now, according to sources. Foster is scheduled to fly to home to Tuscaloosa on Saturday. Foster is recovering from recent rotator-cuff surgery in his right shoulder and was not set to participate in drills at the combine, a league source earlier told ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Foster’s projected recovery timetable was about four months, the source told Caplan, which is well ahead of the start of training camps in July. Foster was Alabama’s leading tackler last season and a unanimous first-team All-American. He also won the Butkus Award, given to the nation’s best linebacker.
The NFL Combine is a place for NFL prospects prove to NFL front offices that they have the tools to succeed on the field, and that they are a mature individual who is capable of representing their organization off the field, as these attempt to convince NFL teams they are worth making an investment in by spending a draft pick on them in a few weeks. Former University of Alabama stud linebacker and projected top ten NFL Draft pick Reuben Foster went a different route, he got into a heated argument with a hospital worker, and was sent home from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. This is basically the equivalent of walking into a job interview, dropping your pants, and taking a dump on the desk of your potential boss.
Getting kicked out of the NFL Combine is definitely going to raise red flags, expect Reuben Foster to drop like a rock during the draft, he is a excellent inside linebacker. However, he is also a two down linebacker with no pass rushing ability, so I doubted he would be drafted in the top ten in the first place. Now, after the red flags he raised by getting booted from the NFL Combine, it’s unlikely he’s a day one pick.