Former New Orleans Saint Dies While In Police Custody

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 13: Defensive end Glenn Foster #97 of the New Orleans Saints takes the field before the start of the Saints and New England Patriots game at Gillette Stadium on October 13, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Former New Orleans Saints player Glenn Foster Jr. died in Alabama, just a day after being taken into custody by police.

Foster, who was just 31, died Monday, according to an official at the Pickens County, Alabama, Medical Examiner & Coroner’s Office. There was (suspiciously) no comment released on the cause of death, nor the location where he died, because the case is currently under investigation.

Foster was in placed in the Pickens County Jail the day before his death and, at present, there is no evidence that he was released before he died.

His death came two days after he was arrested and booked on charges of reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and attempting to elude. He was rebooked on Sunday with counts of simple assault and robbery.

“My heart goes out to the family and friends of my former teammate Glenn Foster,” Drew Brees said Tuesday on his Instagram. “I’ll always remember his smile and positive nature.”

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Foster played for the Saints in 2013 after he was an undrafted rookie coming out of the University of Illinois. He made his mark with the team in the preseason when he led the team with four sacks and five QB hits. He also added a forced fumble which helped him to earn a spot on the roster.

In his rookie year, he recorded three sacks in 12 games.

He was injured partway through the 2014 season and only played in five games before being released prior to the 2015 season.

Another former teammate, Terron Armstead, also posted, “I really can’t find the words to properly express. Rest In Peace Glenn Foster, you’ll be missed bro!”

Details surrounding his death are unclear and media inquiries have been reportedly been referred to the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation

Written by Malcolm Henry

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