Improvement, ala. – Alabama officials are investigating the death of former NFL player Glenn Foster Jr. after a high-speed chase that resulted in his arrest and then involved officers in the prison where he was being held.
The 31-year-old former New Orleans Saints player died Monday at a medical facility in Northport, Alabama, senior Alabama Trooper Reginal King told The Tuscaloosa News.
Court records obtained by media outlets say that while being handcuffed, Foster fought against a Pickens County deputy and a corrections officer, injuring the deputy’s nose and hand.
Foster was produced in court on Monday afternoon before Pickens County District Judge Samuel Junkin. Foster “was not mentally stable and was a danger to himself and others,” the judge wrote in his order denying bond for Foster.
But what happened between Monday afternoon and his death later that day was a mystery. Few other details have been released.
WWL-TV, citing prison records, reported that Foster was arrested Sunday afternoon in the small town of Reform, Alabama, on charges of reckless endangerment and resisting arrest. Those charges were replaced later that afternoon by three counts of simple assault and one count of third-degree robbery, prison records show.
Foster is a Chicago native who played two years for the New Orleans Saints, Tuscaloosa newspaper reported.