Football player D’Onta Foreman was arrested early Sunday morning in Austin for unlawful carrying of weapons and possession of marijuana, University of Texas officials said.

Foreman is the former Texas City and University of Texas football star who the Houston Texans selected in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

University of Texas police responded at 12:24 a.m. Sunday to a report of the smell of marijuana coming from three occupied vehicles near the southwest side of the San Jacinto residence hall on the Austin campus, campus spokeswoman Cindy Posey said.

Officers reported finding marijuana in each vehicle and a firearm in one of them, Posey said.

The owner of the firearm, Foreman, was arrested for unlawful carrying of weapons and possession of marijuana and booked into Travis County Jail, Posey said.

Six other men were cited and released for possession of marijuana, Posey said. None of them are University of Texas students and they are not believed to have affiliations with the university, Posey said.

Foreman was no longer in the jail Sunday afternoon, according to Travis County jail records. Information on his bond was not available Sunday.

The former Texas City High School and University of Texas football standout was honored with a parade and celebration July 7 at Stingaree Stadium in Texas City.

Valerie Wells: 409-683-5246; valerie.wells@galvnews.com

(6) comments

Jarvis Buckley

Another hero bit the bullet.🏈

Doyle Beard

maybe the makings of another Ricky Williams or Vince Young

Gehrig Boone

Another Johnny Football....

Josh Butler

I think he's a good kid who made a mistake. He's got to become more responsible and surround himself with people that respect him and his opportunities. I hope this gets resolved and he gets another chance.

George Croix

Despite the current fascination with including 26 year olds among 'children', anybody old enough to be drafted into the NFL is not a kid, and is responsible for their own actions.
This guy should receive no more and no less attention from the justice system than anyone else doing the same thing would.....

Josh Butler

When I was 21-22 yrs old, I can't help but look back and think of myself as a kid. I do, also, think he should get 'no less attention from the justice system than anyone else doing the same thing would.....'

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