Alabama’s Rueben Foster, one of the top defensive players in the nation last season, was looking at a top-15 selection in the NFL draft just a week away. That selection now may come later than he expected next Thursday night.
According to NFL.com/Ian Rappaport, Foster was notified that his urine sample obtained in Indianapolis during the Combine was reported as dilute. Based on the provisions of the NFL’s policy and program for substances of abuse, “this will be treated like a positive test.”
“This is something that’s going to get out” Foster said on the matter. “I don’t make excuses. I’m a real dude. I try to be a good person. I just hope the coaches understand and that’s all I can hope and pray for.”
Foster, who said he was sick prior to the combine, believes food poisoning is to blame.
The failed test comes as the latest in a string of setbacks for the LB, who’s drafts tock has dropped surrounding rumors about the progress of his surgically repaired shoulder and questions revolving around his childhood friends.