Questions have surfaced regarding the mysterious police custody death of Glenn Foster Jr., a Chicago native who played for the New Orleans Saints from 2013 – 2015. He was 31 and a father of two. 

Foster, who his parents say was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of about 20, was showing erratic behavior at the time of his arrest. He engaged in a high-speed chase after police in Reform, Alabama attempted to pull him over for going approximately 90 MPH, according to their report. While handcuffed he engaged in a “small, minor tussle” with police, according to Reform Police Chief Richard Black, then was booked into Pickens County Jail on December 4th, 2021. By December 6th, he had died.

At his initial court appearance, he was assessed as being non-compliant and would not participate beyond asking for an attorney. The judge decided he was “not mentally stable and a danger to himself and others” and ordered Foster be held without bond pending a mental evaluation. 

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