Houston Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman was arrested early Sunday morning in Austin, Texas, and charged with marijuana possession and unlawful carrying of a weapon. Photo courtesy of Houston Texans/Twitter
Houston Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman was arrested early Sunday morning in Austin, Texas, and charged with marijuana possession and unlawful carrying of a weapon.
Foreman, the third-round pick from the University of Texas, was arrested around 3 a.m. Sunday by the campus police department.
The University of Texas Police Department said officers initially responded to a call at 12:24 a.m. about marijuana smell coming from three cars parked outside a residence hall.
"Officers arrived on the scene and discovered marijuana in each vehicle and also discovered a firearm in one of them," the police department said in a statement. "The owner of the firearm, D'Onta Foreman, was arrested for Unlawful Carrying of Weapons and Possession of Marijuana and booked into Travis County Jail. Six other male suspects were cited and released for Possession of Marijuana. None of them are UT students and they are not believed to have UT affiliations."
The drug charge carries a $1,000 bond and the bond for unlawful carrying of a weapon is $3,500. Foreman was released around noon on Sunday.
"We are aware of the situation involving D'Onta Foreman, and we are gathering more information," the Texans said in a statement.
Foreman won the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back after rushing for 2,028 yards as a junior at Texas last season. He is expected to compete for a backup running back job with the Texans.