An Alabama Signee's Father Was Arrested Today After 16 Years On The Run

After National Signing Day, the Alabama Crimson Tide once again boasted the nation's top recruiting class. One of that class's anchors was Reuben Foster, the five-star linebacker who notably got the Auburn logo tattooed on his leg before he de-committed.

Foster received lots of attention from the press after he announced on Wednesday that he was Bama-bound—he had apologized to Auburn, Alabama, and Georgia fanbases on Twitter. It was a good deal of focus to put on the thought process of any teenager, even by college sports standards. But the latest news mentioning Foster blows all of that out of the water:

Danny Foster, father of University of Alabama football signee Reuben Foster and a longtime fugitive out of Randolph (Ala.) County, was captured in Miami this morning, authorities said.

The U.S. Marshals, the Roanoke Police Department and the Randolph County Sheriff's Office announced the 11 a.m. arrest of Foster, who has been on the run since 1996. Foster was wanted for assault, shooting into an occupied dwelling and escape, according to a press release issued today by the U.S. Marshals.

Foster had escaped from the Randolph County jail in December 1996. The people he shot that year, according to police? His estranged wife, Inita Paige, and their 18-month-old son, whom she held in her arms—Reuben Foster.

Alabama signee Reuben Foster's dad nabbed in Miami after 16 years on the run [AL.com]