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.