Texas RB D'Onta Foreman performed for NFL scouts Tuesday March 28, 2017 during Pro Timing Day at the University inside the team practice bubble and talks about feeling confident and considers himself one of the best backs in this year's draft. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Report: D’Onta Foreman voluntarily tested for marijuana, results negative

Posted July 21st, 2017

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Houston TV station Fox 26 reported Friday that former Texas running back D’Onta Foreman voluntarily submitted himself to a drug test and the results came back negative, according to Foreman’s Houston-based attorney Chip B. Lewis.

Foreman was arrested early Sunday by University of Texas police and charged with having a small amount of marijuana and a handgun. However, the former Longhorn and current Houston Texans rookie running back said he told police about his legally-owned handgun before officers searched his car, that the marijuana belonged to a friend and that he would submit to a drug test to prove his innocence.

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Lewis said the negative drug test proves his client is innocent.

“It illustrates what D’Onta has said since his arrest, that he was not smoking marijuana. He did not possess marijuana,” Lewis told Fox 26. “It makes it clear that he was telling the truth. He was not using marijuana.”

The arrest came a mere 10 days before Foreman is scheduled to begin training camp with the Texans. He has been assigned a July 31 court date.

Sam Bassett, Foreman’s Austin-based attorney, released a statement Friday evening: “Today, we received the results of Mr. Foreman’s drug test which was based upon samples submitted on Tuesday, following Mr. Foreman’s release from jail Sunday,” Bassett said. “The test results proved negative for all substances,” including marijuana, he said.

“I believe this conclusively corroborates Mr. Foreman’s statements that he does not smoke marijuana and did not possess marijuana prior to his arrest.”

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