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Report: D'Onta Foreman arrested in Austin on Sunday morning

July 16, 2017

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D’Onta Foreman, the former Texas running back, was arrested near the Texas campus early Sunday morning on charges of marijuana possession and unlawful carrying of a weapon, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

Foreman was taken into custody around 3 a.m. Sunday morning by the University of Texas police department and booked in the Travis County Jail.

Former Texas RB D’Onta Foreman is being held in Travis County jail on marijuana possession (< 2 oz) and an unlawful weapon. Story coming.

— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) July 16, 2017

According to statement released to the Statesman, UTPD responded to a marijuana smell coming from a vehicle and “officers arrived on the scene discovered marijuana in each vehicle and also discovered a firearm in one of them.

“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.”

Foreman spent three seasons at Texas and finished 2016 as the nation’s top running back, winning the Doak Walker Award and rushing for over 2,000 yards. In December, he announced his decision to enter the NFL Draft and was selected in the third round by the Houston Texans this spring.

Foreman, a Texas City native, has spent this summer with the Texans and recently finalized a four-year deal worth $3.25 million.

The Texans public relations department said on Twitter on Sunday that it was aware of the incident and is “gathering additional information and will have no further comment.”

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