Glenn Foster Ex-NFL Player Dies In Police Custody


Glenn Foster played for the Saints in 2013.

Glenn Foster, a former NFL defensive lineman who played for the New Orleans Saints in 2013 and had three sacks, has allegedly died at the age of 31… only two days after being arrested in Alabama for marijuana possession.

Law enforcement authorities in Alabama confirmed that Foster died in jail on December 6. They also said that an investigation is now ongoing and that “no additional information is available” at this time.

As reported by, a Pickens County Medical Examiner official verified the death on December 6; however, the spokesman did not divulge any information about the circumstances surrounding the death, stating that an investigation is presently continuing.

Glenn Foster
Glenn Foster

Foster was arrested and placed into jail on December 4 on accusations of reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, and trying to avoid police, according to jail records. On December 5, according to court records, he was detained again on accusations of simple assault and robbery.

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office did not respond to a request for comment, but the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation is in charge of the investigation. It is unknown if Foster was still in police custody when he died.

Attempts to contact representatives from the Alabama SBI have been unsuccessful on many occasions. Following his remarkable performance for the University of Illinois, Foster joined the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played two seasons with the club, accumulating 8 tackles in 17 games. In 2016, he announced his retirement from the league.

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