Recruit dismissed after arrest

Published 11:51 pm Monday, January 28, 2008

JACKSON (AP) — A quarterback who was to sign with Mississippi on Feb. 6 has been kicked off the team because of an arrest for selling steroids.

Jared Foster, of Madison, who played last season for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, was enrolled in classes at Ole Miss and was informally working out with the team. He was scheduled to formally join the team on National Signing Day and would have been able to practice this spring.

The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson reported Foster’s arrest Monday on its Web site. The school announced that Foster was off the team in a one-sentence release but did not say why.

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Foster was arrested in Oxford and charged with selling steroids after an investigation by the Madkson County Sheriff’s Department.

The arrest wasn’t Foster’s first. He was charged with simple assault last year and pleaded guilty in Canton Municipal Court.


Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,