Houston Texans running back D’Onta Foreman was arrested on Sunday morning and charged with marijuana possession and unlawful carrying of a weapon, according to Brian Davis of Hookem.com.
Foreman had two ounces or less of marijuana in his possession and was arrested by the University of Texas police department. He was taken into custody at 3 a.m.
A statement said that officers responded to a report of the smell of marijuana coming from three vehicles at 12:24 a.m.
“Officers arrived on the scene discovered marijuana in each vehicle and also discovered a firearm in one of them,” the statement also read.
The 21-year-old’s bond for the marijuana possession is $1,000 while the bond for the weapon charge is $3,500.
The Texans’ PR department tweeted the following statement regarding the incident.
The Texans are aware of a situation involving D'Onta Foreman. We are gathering additional information and will have no further comment.
— Texans PR (@TexansPR) July 16, 2017
An attorney also made a statement for Foreman, saying that the handgun in Foreman’s possession was legal and that the marijuana did not belong to the halfback. The attorney also stated that Foreman did not use any drugs and will prove it.
Here's a full statement from an Austin attorney who represents Texans RB D'Onta Foreman. pic.twitter.com/np4fOLW5Pt
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) July 16, 2017
Foreman, who played his college football at the University of Texas, was selected by the Texans in the third round (89th pick overall) of the NFL Draft back in April.
He played three seasons for the Longhorns but didn’t break out until his junior campaign when he rushed for 2,028 yards and 15 touchdowns off of 323 carries. He won the Doak Award for the nation’s most outstanding running back for his efforts.
Foreman played only sparingly during his freshman year, tallying 74 rushing yards on 14 attempts.
The following season, he received more touches and was a bit more productive as a result, accumulating 672 yards on the ground and reaching the end zone five times as a rusher after carrying the pigskin 94 times.
However, Foreman was not much of a threat to catch the football out of the backfield in college, registering only 13 receptions for 146 yards throughout his time with Texas.