Alabama authorities are investigating the death of an ex-NFL player after being in the custody of Pickens County deputies. Glenn Foster Jr., 31, was reported dead Monday at a medical facility in Northport, said Senior Trooper Reginal King of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.
Reform Police Department chief Richard Black tells TMZ Sports that an officer clocked Foster going 92 MPH in a 45 MPH zone but when the cop tried to stop Foster, Black says the former football player took off.
According to Black, Foster evaded cops for roughly 8 miles, driving into the nearby town of Gordo where Black says cops eventually deployed spike strips to get him to slow down. Black says Foster was ultimately taken into custody there — though Black says he was “uncooperative,” adding that cops did have to wrestle him to the ground in order to get the cuffs on him.
At 1:22 PM PT Law enforcement officials in Alabama tell TMZ Sports that Foster did die on Dec. 6 while in custody. They added an investigation is underway and “nothing further is available” at this time.
Jail records show Foster was arrested and booked on Dec. 4 on charges of reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and attempting to elude. The records show he was later rebooked on Dec. 5 on charges of simple assault and robbery.
It’s unclear if Foster was still in police custody at the time of his death. Multiple attempts to reach spokespersons for the Alabama SBI have been unsuccessful. It is such a sad news that he passed away in custody and his family, friends and fans have already broken down from the news amid all speculations.