49ers’ Reuben Foster arrested for marijuana possession in Alabama


San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested in Tuscaloosa on Friday and charged with second degree possession of marijuana, according to the Tuscaloosa Sheriff’s Office arrest database, via AL.com. It is considered a Class A misdemeanor in Alabama.

Bond was set at $2,500 for Foster. This is all new, so there’s little information other than that.

Needless to say, this is a wretched way to start the offseason. Foster was a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, and other than some injury concerns, he had a phenomenal season. He was the NFL defensive rookie of the month for December.

Foster had a bad NFL Combine before the draft, made worse by a diluted urine sample which is treated like a positive test per NFL policy. Foster will be in the league’s drug program going forward, though how the NFL treats that combine test has to be clarified before we know which stage exactly.

“The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the matter involving Reuben Foster and we are currently gathering all relevant facts,” the team said on Friday evening. You can see his mugshot here.

This is obviously

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49er linebacker Ruben Foster arrested in Alabama for marijuana posession – KGO


Alabama officials released the booking photo for San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster Friday evening.

He was arrested for second-degree marijuana possession in Alabama and is now out of custody after paying a $2,500 bond.

Foster played his rookie season in 2017 with the 49ers.

The organization released a statement Friday night regarding the arrest: “The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the matter involving Reuben Foster and we are currently gathering all relevant facts.”

It is unclear if there will be ramifications for him with the team.

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Alabama star defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand reportedly arrested for DUI


Update: Alabama defensive end Da’Shawn Hand was asleep in the driver’s seat of a parked car in a parking lot near campus at the time of his arrest, according to Aaron Suttles of TideSports.com. Hand was charged with DUI because because the keys were in the vehicle when police approached.

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They say offseason news is rarely good news. Such is the case for Alabama and Hand, as Tide Sports reports that Hand was arrested on a DUI charge early Saturday morning and being held on a $1,000 bond.

Coach Nick Saban commented on the arrest in a statement released by the school and obtained by 247Sports.

“This type of behavior is not acceptable and we are disappointed in Da’Shawn’s actions,” he said. “We are still gathering information and will evaluate what we need to do in terms of appropriate discipline as we move forward, so better choices and decisions can be made in the future.”

Hand is one of the key returning players on Alabama’s defense for 2017. He played in all 15 games last season and recorded 21 tackles, five quarterback hurries and a pair of sacks. He was also a preseason All-SEC selection by the media

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Alabama DE Da’Shawn Hand Arrested for DUI


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University of Alabama defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand was arrested Saturday morning in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, and charged with driving under the influence (DUI).

Aaron Suttles of TideSports.com passed along the news. Michael Casagrande of AL.com confirmed the arrest. The Spun provided the booking sheet:

“This type of behavior is not acceptable, and we are disappointed in Da’Shawn’s actions,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said in a statement Saturday, per College Football Talk’s Bryan Fischer“We are still gathering information and will evaluate what we need to do in terms of appropriate discipline as we move forward, so better choices and decisions can be made in the future.”

Further information about the DUI charge, which comes less than a week before the Crimson Tide open fall camp, was not immediately released.

Hand arrived to Bama as a

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Trent Richardson arrested in Alabama on third-degree domestic violence charge


Trent Richardson, whose NFL career appears to be over, is now facing an uncertain future outside of football.

According to Carol Robinson of AL.com, Richardson was arrested in Hoover, Alabama on Thursday and charged with third-degree domestic violence. 

From AL.com’s report:

Hoover police responded at 8:04 p.m. Thursday to a 911 call reporting a possible domestic disturbance at the Hyatt Place Hotel on John Hawkins Parkway.

A second call was received at 8:05 p.m., reporting yelling coming from one of the guest rooms, said Hoover police Capt. Gregg Rector. Responding officers arrived on scene at 8:08 p.m. and were escorted to the source of the disturbance by a hotel employee.

The altercation, which reportedly began as a verbal fight at a Walmart, allegedly became physical at the hotel. Rector said that the female had scratches and bruises on her face. He added that the male, Richardson, cooperated with police and “was arrested without incident.” 

Richardson was released Friday after posting bond, which was set at $1,000. A court date hasn’t been scheduled. 

It’s worth noting that Richardson was sued for assault by two women in 2013. At the time, Richardson played for the

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Alabama Bans Publishing of Prostitution Mugshots, Allows Cops to Hold Suspected Sex Workers for 72 Hours


modified mugshotsmodified mugshotsUnder a little-heralded new Alabama rule, it’s illegal to publish the mugshots of people arrested for prostitution. Alabama law now stipulates that these mugshots are “not a public record and may not be published in any printed or electronic media or provided to any person” without special permission from a district judge. “We’re trying to look at these women less as criminals and more as victims, and we don’t want to see them be revictimized,” said Rep. Jack Williams (R-Birmingham), who sponsored the legislation.

I’ve railed many times against the journalistic practice of publishing the mugshots of people arrested for prostitution or solicitation of prostitution. Considering the stigma surrounding prostitution, I think any “public interest” served in seeing the faces of those merely arrested for this misdemeanor offense is generally outweighed by the long-term damage it could do—especially in the Internet era—to the the lives and reputations of these individuals. But the decision whether to publish prostitution mugshots, or any mugshots, should be matter of journalistic ethics, not government mandate.

If Alabama lawmakers really believe that all people selling sex are victims, perhaps they should repeal laws that make

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