Former Texas Longhorns star running back and current Houston Texans rookie D’Onta Foreman was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with possession of marijuana of two ounces or less and unlawfully carrying a weapon, as first reported by Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman.
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 the report, Foreman was arrested by The University of Texas police department around 3:00 a.m. Foreman’s bond was set at $1,000 for the drug charge and the weapons charge carried a $3,500 bond, which he already met.
D'Onta Foreman is now already out of the Travis County jail, according to records. Once you are out, your name is taken out of the system.— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) July 16, 2017
The 2016 Doak Walker Award winner after rushing for 2,105 yards and 15 touchdowns with the Longhorns, Foreman was selected by the Texas in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Update (2:15 p.m.) Foreman’s attorney releases a statement on his arrest and the charges in question.
The details listed below seem to clear up quite in Foreman’s favor, as the release notes that the weapon was a legally obtained and registered handgun concealed in the vehicle as permissible by state law, while the marijuana was possessed by a passenger in Foreman’s car.
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