Former Saints defensive lineman Glenn Foster Jr. dies after being taken into custody


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Former Illinois and New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Glenn Foster Jr. died shortly after being arrested by Alabama authorities on Monday. Husband and father of two, Foster was 31 years old.

An official with the Pickens County, Alabama, medical examiner and coroner’s office declined to comment on the cause of death as the case is still under investigation. according to Nola.com. There is no indication whether Pickens – who was in Pickens County Jail the day before his death – was released from the jail jail before his death.

Foster was sentenced early Saturday morning for reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and attempting to evade police. He was re-let on Sunday on counts of common assault and robbery.

Born May 31, 1990, Foster attended Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, where he joined the school’s football team in his sophomore year. After a successful preparation career, Foster played collegially at Illinois, where he recorded four sacks, 73 tackles and one interception. Foster made it to the Saints’ roster after not being selected in the 2013 NFL Draft. He posted solid numbers as a reserve defensive lineman during his rookie season, totaling three sacks, four tackles for losses and one deflected pass in 12 games. Injury limited Foster to just five games the following season before the Saints relinquished him in August 2015.

Foster remained in Louisiana after his playing career. He got a job as an entrepreneur, developer and real estate agent. He also owned a granite countertops business.

“We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of former Saint Glenn Foster,” the Saints said. in a social media post Tuesday night. Several former Foster teammates with the Saints have also expressed their condolences on social media.

“Be still my brother”, Saints running back Mark Ingram II wrote.

“Rest in power”, noted Saints defensive lineman Cameron Jordan.



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