January 4, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Team Nitro lineback Reuben Foster (2) rushes during the first half at the Under Armour All-America high school Game at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Football: Reuben Foster’s Biological Father Has Been Arrested


Alabama football signee Reuben Foster’s father was arrested on Friday afternoon.

The five-star linebacker was shot by his father back in 1995, and shortly after, Danny Foster escaped jail and has been missing ever since.

From CBS in Alabama:

The biological father of Alabama football signee Reuben Foster has been arrested in Dania Beach, Florida by the U.S. Marshall’s office.

Danny Foster shot his wife, Anita Berry Paige & 18-month old son Reuben in 1995. The boy was wounded in his back. Foster was indicted by a Randolph County grand jury in 1996 and fled the state before being arrested in California.

He escaped the jail in December of 1996.

Foster took on a new identity and has been in South Florida working odd jobs for the past three or four years.

This is obviously good news, because the elder Foster has been on the run for well over a decade. Reuben Foster, an embattled linebacker, went through a difficult recruiting process and, amidst such high-profile recruitment, his story has become increasingly well-known.

We aren’t too sure what to make of this just yet, and we’ll likely have more of this as the story develops. Anytime a man shoots his wife and son and is arrested, however, nothing but good news can come result.

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