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Report: Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster sent home early from NFL Combine

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Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster has been sent home early from the NFL Combine, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Friday night.

The decision to send home Foster comes after getting into an argument with a hospital worker. When reached for comment, an NFL spokesperson told Schefter only that Foster was being sent home for “personal reasons” and did not provide details.

Foster reportedly had been scheduled to do team interviews Friday evening and team tests Saturday. Linebacker workouts at the combine are scheduled for Sunday, though he already wasn’t going to participate in the drills after recently undergoing rotator cuff surgery on his right shoulder.

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Foster now is scheduled to fly back to Tuscaloosa on Saturday.

Foster also likely will miss Alabama’s Pro Day on March 8, as his projected recovery time from the surgery is four months.

Foster has been widely projected as a first-round pick who possibly could as high as the top 10.

Last season, Foster won the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker and was a unanimous first-team All-American. He finished his senior season with 115 tackles (13 for loss), five sacks, two passes defended and eight quarterback hurries.

Nine other former Alabama players also were invited to this year’s NFL Combine.

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