Former Texas running back D’Onta Forman was taken into custody about 3 a.m. Sunday and charged with marijuana possession of two ounces or less and unlawful carrying of a weapon, according to jail records.
The University of Texas police department was the arresting agency, records show.
The drug charge carries a $1,000 bond. The bond for unlawlful carrying of a weapon is $3,500. He was released sometime around 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 released a statement:
Here's a full statement from an Austin attorney who represents Texans RB D'Onta Foreman. pic.twitter.com/np4fOLW5Pt
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) July 16, 2017
Foreman rushed for 2,028 yards last season with the Longhorns en route to becoming the Doak Walker winner, the award presented to the nation’s most outstanding running back.
Foreman left school with one year remaining and became a third-round pick by the Houston Texans, a huge moment for the athlete from nearby Texas City. A source said the Texans were aware of Foreman’s arrest, but the team had not issued a statement as of mid-morning Sunday.
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