Paul Finebaum offered his opinion after news broke Sunday night about Reuben Foster’s latest legal trouble.
On Sunday, the former Alabama linebacker was booked into Santa Clara County Jail for charges related to domestic violence, as spelled out in a report from the San Francisco Chronicle’s Sarah Ravani and Eric Branch. Per Robert Salonga of the Mercury News, Foster also was arrested on charges of possessing an assault rifle.
During a radio interview with WJOX 94.5 FM on Monday, Finebaum was asked about some observers who have connected Foster’s problems with the player being a former Crimson Tide member. The ESPN analyst was quick to downplay Foster’s past with Alabama as having anything to do with Foster’s current problems.
“There’s no connection to the University of Alabama,” Finebaum said on the radio appearance. “He played there, and he’s now a professional football player. And I think we all know, everyone listening, that once you leave a school, the school has no real responsibility for you other than the fact you went there. I mean, I don’t get [the connection to Alabama]. He’s an adult. He’s a professional football player. And the only connection to Alabama is he once played there.”
Finebaum is right. Yes, the allegations involved in the latest Foster news are troubling. But Foster is an adult, as Finebaum said. The player should shoulder the responsibility in this situation.
Foster had 211 tackles and 7 sacks with the Crimson Tide from 2014-16. He totaled 72 tackles in 10 games with the San Francisco 49ers last season, after the franchise selected him as the 31st overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
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