Alabama’s Reuben Foster sent home from NFL Combine, reportedly after ‘heated’ incident

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Former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster reportedly has been sent home from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis following an incident during his medical examination.

According to an ESPN report, Foster got into a “heated argument with a hospital worker.” The NFL Network later confirmed the news, adding that Foster “objected to the way he was being treated” by a student hospital worker.

An NFL spokesman told ESPN that Foster was sent home for “personal reasons.” Foster declined to discuss it in a video chat on Instagram.

“Y’all, stop asking me what happened, for real,” Foster said on the video, according to AL.com. “Nothing happened.”

Foster said several teammates know what happened, but none of the players he named could provide an explanation when asked by reporters.

Foster is recovering from shoulder surgery and wasn’t expected to participate in drills at the Combine, but he was scheduled to meet with teams Saturday.

“Everything ain’t perfect,” Foster said on the video. “I’m good. I just have to think. I just had to sit back and relax and think about what I really want.”

Projected as the 14th overall pick in FOX Sports’ most recent mock draft, Foster won the Butkus Award as the nation’s best linebacker in 2016, was a unanimous All-American and was named the MVP of the SEC Championship Game. He had 115 tackles (13 for loss) and five sacks this past season.