Former NFL participant Glenn Foster died on Monday, December 6, shortly after after being taken into police custody. He was 31.
In response to native information station WWL-TV, Foster was arrested in Reform, Alabama, on Saturday, December 4, and brought to jail in Pickens County on counts of reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and making an attempt to elude police. He was rebooked on Sunday, December 5, on counts of easy assault and theft and died someday later.
Whereas no explanation for loss of life has been revealed but, the medical expert’s workplace is investigating the case. Shortly after information of the previous New Orleans Saints participant’s passing made headlines, tributes started flooding social media.
“No phrases proper now. Relaxation Powerfully, Little Brother. From Chicago to Champaign to New Orleans. You left your mark all over the place you went. Glenn Foster, we love you bruh,” Kam Buckner, who represents the Illinois State Home’s 26th District, tweeted on Tuesday, December 6.
Foster’s former teammate Terron Armstead additionally tweeted, “I actually can’t discover the phrases to correctly categorical. You’ll be missed bro.”
The defensive finish’s father, Glenn Foster Sr., later alleged that his son died as a result of he didn’t obtain the right medical care after experiencing a mental health episode.
“We would like justice for our son. It’s unfair. It’s inhumane. It’s simply not proper,” Foster Sr. mentioned in an announcement to WWL-TV on Tuesday, whereas Glenn’s mom, Sabrina Foster, added, “I can’t get my son again, however we would like whoever is accountable to pay for this.”
The late athlete signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2013 after graduating from the College of Illinois the place he performed school soccer. He was minimize from the Louisiana-based group in 2015 and retired from the NFL the next yr.
The Illinois native went on to work in actual property improvement as a contractor and an agent alongside his spouse, Pamela. He additionally owned a granite countertop enterprise known as SLAG Tile & Counter tops with shops positioned in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, per native information outlet NOLA.
One month earlier than his loss of life, Glenn visited his alma mater Mount Carmel Excessive Faculty in Chicago, the place he offered the students advice about life after high school.
“The most effective methods to higher your self and higher your perspective is to take away your self from poisonous subculture,” Glenn advised the teenagers, according to the school’s newspaper.
On the time, Glenn defined how his expertise on the faculty improved when he found an curiosity in soccer as a sophomore. Though he was initially minimize from the group he dedicated to figuring out and have become a varsity starter throughout his senior yr.
“Regardless of what number of occasions you get knocked down, no matter impediment life places in your approach, and no matter selections you make, good or dangerous, it's important to settle for it, be taught from it and transfer on,” he famous in the course of the November look.