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Reuben Foster Reportedly Not Invited to 2017 NFL Draft After Combine Incident

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 25, 2017

Reuben Foster of Alabama is the 2016 Butkus Award winner as the nation's best collegiate linebacker
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Linebacker Reuben Foster will likely hear his name called early during Thursday's 2017 NFL draft, but the former Alabama star won't be in attendance in Philadelphia after the league reportedly opted not to give him an invite. 

Per ESPN's Katherine Terrell, Foster was not invited to sit in the green room during the draft because of the incident at the scouting combine that led to his being sent home. 

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on March 3 Foster was sent home from the combine after getting into a "heated argument with a hospital worker."

Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson added Foster "felt mistreated" by the hospital worker. 

Foster's former Alabama teammate Ryan Anderson told NFL.com's Chase Goodbread the incident was "blown out of proportion."

It's been an eventful buildup to the draft for Foster. He told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport last week his urine sample collected at the combine came back diluted, which the league treats as a positive test. 

The 2016 Butkus Award winner, Foster is projected to be drafted ninth overall by the Cincinnati Bengals by B/R's Matt Miller.

For more news, rumors and related stories about Reuben Foster, the 2017 NFL draft and the NFL, check out the NFL stream on Bleacher Report's app.   

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