Former Texas running back D’Onta Foreman was jailed early Sunday and charged with marijuana possession of two ounces or less and unlawfully carrying a weapon.
Austin American-Statesman beat writer Brian Davis reports that Foreman was arrested by University of Texas policedepartment.
The drug charge carries a $1,000 bond. The bond for unlawlful carrying a weapon is $3,500.
Foreman was released from Travis County jail about noon Sunday.
UTPD spokeswoman Cindy Posey issued a statement to the American-Statesman that said UTPD police first responded to a call at 12:24 a.m. Sunday.
The officers “responded to a report of the smell of marijuana coming from three occupied vehicles near the southwest side of San Jacinto residence hall on campus,” the statement read. “Officers arrived on the scene discovered marijuana in each vehicle and also discovered a firearm in one of them.
“The owner of the firearm, D’Onta Foreman, was arrested for Unlawful Carrying of Weapons and Possession of Marijuana and booked into Travis County Jail. Six other male suspects were cited and released for Possession of Marijuana.
“None of them are UT students and they are not believed to have UT affiliations.”
Foreman’s Austin-based attorney Chip B. Lewis, said in a statement that Foreman was in Austin to visit friends. Lewis also said Foreman possessed the handgun legally and did not partake in the marijuana that was used by another passenger in the vehicle.
“As he was leaving their residence, he was approached by police. Prior to a search of his vehicle, D’Onta alerted the officer that he had a handgun inside of his vehicle. This legal handgun was recently purchased by D’Onta and registered in his name. The handgun was properly secured inside of his vehicle as required by Texas law.
“A passenger in D’Onta’s vehicle was in possession of marijuana. D’Onta did not use or possess the marijuana. Upon making his bond, he will submit to a urinalysis to confirm he has not used marijuana.
“D’Onta appreciates the professionalism of the officers involved in his arrest and in his booking at the Travis County Jail. We are confident this matter will be resolved justly once the State of Texas applies the applicable law to the facts,” Lewis’ statement said.
Foreman rushed for 2,028 yards and earned the Doak Walker Award last season, emblematic of the nation’s most outstanding running back.