Texans rookie RB D'Onta Foreman arrested on weapon, marijuana charges

Frederick Owens
July 18, 2017

Houston Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman has been arrested on drug and weapons charges.

According to the University of Texas Police Department, officers responded at 12:24 a.m.to reports of a smell of marijuana coming from three vehicles near the southwest side of the San Jacinto residence hall.

"Officers arrived on the scene discovered marijuana in each vehicle and also discovered a firearm in one of them", the statement also read.

Foreman was arrested on charges of unlawful carrying of a weapon and marijuana possession, both misdemeanors, and released on bond. The Texans drafted him to back up Lamar Miller.

Statement on behalf of #Texans and former UT RB D'Onta Foreman, saying he did not use or possess the marijuana.

Six other men were cited and released for possession of marijuana.

Here's a full statement from an Austin attorney who represents Texans RB D'Onta Foreman. Additionally, Foreman was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon.

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Foreman, the third-round pick from the University of Texas, was arrested around 3 a.m. Sunday by the campus police department.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport obtained this statement from Foreman's attorney Chip Lewis.

"He had traveled to Austin to visit friends", Lewis said in a statement.

The legal handgun had been purchased recently by D'Onta and was registered to him.

One of the passengers inside the vehicle owned by Foreman had marijuana in his possession. Upon making his bond, he will submit to urinalysis and confirm he has not used marijuana.

The NFL has the authority to suspend Foreman under the personal conduct policy, meaning he could miss the season opener against Jacksonville at home. In 2016, he rushed for 2,028 and 15 touchdowns while averaging 6.3 yards per carry.

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