Former Longhorn RB D’Onta Foreman arrested in Austin

Texans rookie running back D’Onta Foreman was arrested in Austin at 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning while visiting friends in his former college town.

The Texans have not issued a statement at the time of publish.

According to the University of Texas police department, officers initially responded to a report of marijuana smell coming from three cars parked outside a residence hall at 12:24 a.m. Sunday. Officers found marijuana in each of the vehicles, and a firearm in one.

An attorney also made a statement for Foreman, saying that the handgun in Foreman’s possession was legal and that the marijuana did not belong to the halfback.

None of them are UT students and they are not believed to have UT affiliations“.

Foreman was held on $1,000 bond for the drug charge and $3,500 for the weapon charge.

“The Texans are aware of a situation involving D’Onta Foreman”. He was drafted by the Texans in the third round of the National Football League draft and was expected to compete for the backup running back position. A passenger in D’Onta’s vehicle was in possession of marijuana.

Fournette and McAffrey were top-10 picks in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers respectively.

According to Lewis, Foreman legally purchased the handgun, registered it in his name, and properly secured it in his vehicle as required. “D’Onta did not use or possess the marijuana”. Upon making his bond, he will submit to urinalysis and confirm he has not used marijuana.

Foreman won the Doak Walker Award after rushing for 2,028 yards and 15 touchdowns at the University of Texas last season.

Even if he doesn’t get charged, Foreman may still face punishment from the NFL.