Alabama star reportedly banished from combine for 'heated argument' with hospital worker


Alabama linebacker and projected first-round pick Reuben Foster left the NFL Scouting Combine early on Saturday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported per a source briefed on his situation late Friday night.

He was told to wait like everyone else, Foster threatened to get physical, the medical worker said to do it and the heated exchange took place.

If Foster calls in the draft, it will be interesting to see just how far given that many teams will want to avoid a head case. Foster was scheduled to workout on Sunday and meet with teams over the next two days, but that has obviously changed. He is flying home to Tuscaloosa on Saturday.

The reasoning behind Foster's argument with the hospital is unknown at this point.

Foster had been waiting for an extended period for what the National Football League calls his "pre-exam", when he grew increasingly impatient and began questioning a hospital worker.

Foster did undergo shoulder surgery to fix his right rotator cuff, supposedly after Alabama lost in the National Championship to Clemson.

Foster is widely considered the best middle linebacker in this year's draft and a strong target for the Bengals in Round 1. He was presented with the Butkus Award for the 2016 season to cement his dominance.