D’Onta Foreman must make better decisions or risk losing it all

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The Houston Texans’ D’Onta Foreman can ensure himself a long and successful career as long as he learns to make better decisions about who he associates with.

The Houston Texans were so impressed with running back D’Onta Foreman’s 2,028 rushing yards at the University of Texas in 2016 that they drafted him in the third round in 2017.

The Texans could see an eventual replacement for current starting running back Lamar Miller.

However, Foreman made a mistake which was essentially a bad decision.

On July 16, 2017 Foreman was arrested for weapon and marijuana possession.

From the University of Texas Police Department,:

"“…officers responded to a report of the smell of marijuana coming from three occupied vehicles near a residential hall on campus at 12:24 a.m. on Sunday. After arriving to the scene, officers discovered marijuana in each vehicle and also discovered a firearm in one of them.”"

Brian Davis, of the Austin American-Statesman, tweeted out a statement from Foreman’s attorney proclaiming his client’s innocence.

The bigger issue is the bad decisions that Foreman made. I tweeted after the story broke that we are all judged by the people we associate with. Someone tweeted back why, just because he was with people that were smoking marijuana? My answer was yes!

Here is a young kid who has a chance to make millions playing the game he loves, yet he decides to hang with “friends” who want to smoke up. Why associate with this group? Why expose yourself to second hand smoke and potentially fail a test? Bad decision on top of bad decision.

We teach kids to be careful who they associate with. Especially when trying to make something of their lives. In any job, you are always trying to make an impression so don’t jeopardize it by making bad decisions. How many times will the Texans turn the other cheek?

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Many disagree with me. Would you still disagree if the story was that Foreman was innocently sitting in a car waiting while his friends were robbing a bank? Again he didn’t know, he didn’t participate, but I think you would agree he is hanging with the wrong crowd?

I hope Foreman has learned something and I hope he begins to make better decisions before he throws his career away.