D’onta Foreman arrested for possession of weapon and marijuana
By Peter Manfre
Houston Texans 2017 third round pick D’Onta Foreman was held in jail for possession this weekend.
It does not look good for any young NFL player when they end up in jail. It looks even worse when it’s on two charges, as former Texas Longhorn standout D’Onta Foreman was held for possession of an unlawful weapon and less than two ounces of marijuana.
There will be more information coming out in the following days, but at first glance it looks bad. The Texans as a franchise, have a no-nonsense policy when it comes to off the field issues.
Proof of that was seen just a few months ago when they released two former Michigan State players in Max Bullough and Keith Mumphrey. Mumphrey was accused of sexual allegations that occurred during his collegiate days.
Bullough was suspended for using performance enhancing drugs, which he was accused of taking at some point last season.
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The Texans had an off-field issue in 2013 involving three players that violated their team policy.
The players–Sam Montgomery, Cierre Wood and Willie Jefferson–were caught with marijuana. Montgomery was a third round selection just a season before and has bounced around the league since his release.
It is hard to envision the Texans cutting Foreman outright after this mistake. He is a young rookie who three months ago was preparing for the NFL draft.
Foreman has had a clean slate up to this point. He was a favorite of former Longhorn coach Charlie Strong. It will be interesting to see where he goes from here.
That being said, Foreman messed up.
Brian Davis of HookEm.com reported the incident earlier this morning:
Hopefully, this is a wake up call for Foreman, who was seen by many as the second fiddle to an improved rushing attack in Houston. This arrest can not only halt his NFL growth, but also his career.
Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien does not play his rookies right away often, and Foreman was only set for a partial role this season.
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The events that occurred this weekend could create a devastating effect on Foreman as he could see himself fall into O’Brien’s doghouse indefinitely.
Let’s all hope that as is not the case, and that the young athlete can get himself back on his feet.