Ex-NFL Player Dies In Police Custody Inside Alabama Jail

New Orleans Saints player Glenn Foster Jr., who died while in police custody
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Authorities in Alabama are investigating the death of former New Orleans Saints player Glenn Foster Jr., who died while in police custody two days after he was arrested for his alleged involvement in a car chase.

Foster, 31, had been arrested Friday on charges of reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, and attempting to elude police after a high speed chase with authorities. While being held in Pickens County Jail, he was reportedly involved in multiple fights and appeared to be suffering a mental health episode, 4WWL and the Times-Picayune report.

According to court documents, Foster allegedly attacked a sleeping inmate while trying to steal his socks. "Foster stood over him attempting to steal his socks before repeatedly striking [the victim] to the chest, rib cage and abdomen area," the court document state, the Tuscaloosa Thread reports.

Foster then allegedly got into a fight with a deputy and the corrections officer trying to handcuff him, causing the deputy to sustain a cut on his nose and left hand, according to the documents. He was re-booked on three counts of assault and one of third-degree battery after the previous bail was paid, according to online jail records obtained by PEOPLE.

The documents do not say what happened to Foster after he was re-booked or whether he was injured during or after the previous physical confrontation.

According to state authorities, his death was reported at a Northport medical facility, the Thread reports.

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