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Father of Alabama signee arrested (and that's not even half the story)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Here's a wild story ...

    The father of Reuben Foster, AKA the kid with the Auburn tattoo who signed with Alabama, was arrested today in Florida after 16 years on the run. His crime? Shooting his wife and 18-month-old son (Reuben) in 1996:

  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Should have signed with the Canes...
  3. Drip

    Drip Active Member

  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Wait, wait, wait. This kid has an Auburn tattoo?
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    You know, I wouldn't push it past any local or state authority (or coaching staff) to use legal problems to their advantage. Maybe it's a minor pot bust from a sheriff, maybe a sibling or parent is up for parole and it could go either way...it's not that big of a leap from what we've seen in the last couple of years.

    Especially when you think of that story SI did a few years back detailing some of the crimes scholarship athletes have been charged with.
  6. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Frankly, considering the two schools involved, I'd be shocked if that wasn't a factor in the father's apprehension.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Some serious tinfoil hat stuff in this thread.
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