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Former NFL player Glenn Foster Jr. died while in police custody

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Authorities in Alabama is investigating the death of a former professional soccer player who died two days after he was in police custody.

Based on NOLA.com, before New Orleans Saints defensive line Glenn Foster Jr., 31, died Monday after being taken to a medical facility located north of Tuscaloosa, in western Alabama. Foster was arrested Saturday after officers said he was driving at 90 mph in a 45 mph zone.

The high speed police chase ended in a crash. Foster is said to have gotten into a prison fight with another inmate along with two other police officials.

Details of Foster’s death, however, remain obscure.

The Pickens County Coroner’s Office and Medical Examiner stated that there is currently no cause of death as Foster’s autopsy is pending. Based on USA Today, It’s unclear what happened between Foster’s first appearance before Pickens County Judge Samuel W. Junkin at 1 p.m. Monday and his death at a Northport medical facility.

Sheriff Richard Black said his officers first noticed Foster late Friday because he was speeding. Then there was a chase along the state highway with vehicles exceeding 100 mph. After Foster crossed the neighboring town of Gordo, the local police force joined the car chase.

Officers slowed Foster by placing a “strip of spikes” in the road, flattening all four of Foster’s tires. Black said police officers engaged in a “small, small altercation” with Foster before he was handcuffed and taken to the Pickens County Jail.

Foster has been charged with reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and attempting to evade police.

USA Today reported that Foster was face to face one count of robbery and two counts of second-degree assault following an assault at the Pickens County Jail on Sunday. Foster’s body was taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science for further investigation. ALEA will not release any further information until the investigation is concluded, Senior Army Soldier Reginal King told the newspaper..

Based on ESPN, Foster is from Chicago but lives in Baton Rouge, LA. He played two seasons for the Saints in defense, appearing in 17 games in 2013 and 2014.

https://www.blackenterprise.com/glenn-foster-former-new-orleans-saints-player-dies-in-police-custody/ Former NFL player Glenn Foster Jr. died while in police custody

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