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Ex-Saints player Glenn Foster dies day after arrest

Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Glenn Foster Jr. died Monday, a day after his arrest in Alabama. He was 31.

An official with the Pickens County Medical Examiner & Coroners Office confirmed to NOLA.com that Foster died but said he couldn’t reveal the location, citing the ongoing investigation.

But jail records show Foster was in custody in Pickens County on Sunday. Foster’s record was updated later to show a release time of Tuesday afternoon, after his passing. According to the records, he was booked Sunday at 3:16 p.m. on three counts of simple assault and robbery.

His Sunday booking came almost exactly 24 hours after he was released from the same jail. He was booked there early Saturday morning on three counts of reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and attempting to elude police.

His place of residence was listed as Baton Rouge, La.

Foster was born in Chicago and played college football at Illinois. An undrafted free agent, he signed with the Saints in appeared in 17 total games over the 2013-14 seasons. He recorded eight tackles, three sacks and seven quarterback hits.

The Saints cut him before the 2015 season. NOLA.com reported he began a second career as a real estate agent, developer and contractor and owned a countertop business with two retail locations.

“I really can’t find the words to properly express,” Foster’s former Saints teammate Terron Armstead wrote on Twitter. “Rest in peace Glenn Foster, you’ll be missed bro!”

–Field Level Media

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