Even before he took Econ 101 at Ole Miss, Mississippi quarterback recruit Jared Foster had himself a little enterprise going: selling 'roids.
Ole Miss is not likely to give Foster the Junior Achievement award, although new Rebel football coach Houston Nutt does some goofy things. To the Jackson Clarion-Ledger:
Jared Foster, 19, was arrested Monday in Oxford by the Madison County Sheriff's Department and charged with the sale of narcotics, jail records show.
Madison County authorities have said the arrest is part of an ongoing investigation but have not said whether more arrests are expected.
Madison County Sheriff Toby Trowbridge, who did not return calls for comment Tuesday, told ESPN.com that Foster was observed selling steroids to a "confidential informant" three months ago, before he enrolled at Ole Miss.
The 6-5 QB has quite a record -- of victories and of law breaking:
He recently transferred to Ole Miss from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, where he was a part of last fall's NJCAA co-national champion team.
He was expected to join the Rebel football team officially in February, but Ole Miss head football coach Houston Nutt said Monday that Foster's scholarship offer had been pulled.
Foster, of 238 Fox Lane in Canton, transferred to Madison Central from Canton Academy his senior year.
At 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, he was touted as a dual-threat quarterback, but he failed to draw any offers from big-name universities his senior year.
As a senior at Madison Central, Foster was arrested on two counts of alcohol possession by a minor and 13 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after police disrupted a party at his home in Madison in November 2006.
Foster was given a mulligan, and a chance to clear himself, but oops:
Madison police and the Madison County Sheriff's Department opened a joint steroid investigation after a controlled substance was found in the home.
Authorities later agreed not to prosecute Foster if he helped in the steroid investigation and stayed out of trouble for two years.
Authorities said Foster cooperated with police, which resulted in the arrest of at least one juvenile who attempted to sell a controlled substance to an undercover officer.
But just three months later, Foster was charged with assault in an alleged altercation with a fellow Madison Central player, and he pleaded guilty in Canton Municipal Court.