Sport Alabama's Reuben Foster failed drug test at combine

06:24  21 april  2017
06:24  21 april  2017 Source:   New York Daily News

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Now the Alabama linebacker and possible top-10 draft pick has more adversity to overcome. Foster told NFL Media his urine sample obtained in Indianapolis during Foster explained he was sick before the Combine and simply trying to stay hydrated and the failed test was not because of drug use.

Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster may have hurt his very high draft stock again.

Foster’s urine sample at the NFL combine came back diluted, which, by NFL rules, means it is treated like a specimen that has tested positive for a banned substance, according to NFL.com.

The linebacker says that a case of food poisoning is to blame for the diluted test.

To get better before the combine, Foster was on IV fluids and claims he “drank and ate as much as I could without throwing up.”

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Per a report by NFL.com’ s Ian Rapoport, former Alabama linebacker and first-round hopeful Reuben Foster failed a drug test at the NFL Combine for a diluted sample. Here’ s a snippet from the report

Alabama inside linebacker Reuben Foster ’ s draft stock just keeps slipping. And now third, as NFL Media’ s Ian Rapoport reported this afternoon, there’ s the issue of him failing a drug test at the NFL Combine .

"I couldn't eat much, but I had to drink water and Gatorade," he said. "Then a few coaches said something about me being too light... 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."

Regardless of the reasoning, every team in the league was notified of the positive test.

This is the latest hiccup for Foster, 23, as he hopes to remain in the top 10 of most draft boards.

He was sent home from the combine for arguing with a hospital worker over why he was waiting so long for the medical testing part of the event to be completed.

After the incident, Foster wrote apology letters to all 32 teams.

Making current matters worse for Foster, he may need to get surgery on his right shoulder ahead of the draft.

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