Arian Foster of Houston Texans gives worst press conference ever

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Arian Foster might be an amazing running back but he’s horrible at answering questions. Following today’s practice at Houston Texans training camp, Foster gave what was quite possibly the most lame press conference that a professional athlete has ever done in the history of the world.

According to multiple reporters who were at the scene, Foster gave the same answer for every single question. Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle relates the story:

“No matter what reporters asked, Foster responded with the same generality.

“I’m just out here working hard every single day, just trying to be the best teammate I can be,” he said.

He added: “Being with your teammates and being the best teammate you can be, that’s what you strive to do, so that’s what I’m out here doing.”

When a reporter asked Foster if he was making progress being the best teammate he can be, the running back didn’t budge.

“Yeah, you know, every single day I’m just trying to be a better teammate,” he said.”

Look, I get it. I’m not the most extroverted person in the world myself so I can understand why someone would be annoyed at having to talk to the media all the time, but this is a new low. And coming from someone who covers Marshawn Lynch on a daily basis, that’s saying a lot. It just might even be worse than this infamous gem from Rasheed Wallace:

If Foster doesn’t want to talk to the media that’s fine, he should just take the fines and deal with it. Nothing is worse than listening to a smart-ass millionaire athlete talk out of their own rear end.

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  • Goon

    The last two sentences of this article are spot on, and I appreciate you saying them, instead of the just grinning and bearing it like most of those reporters apparently feel they have to do.

  • Sceez

    If you have been paying attention to the Texans since O’Brien came on board, this is all O’Brien. He’s forcing his players to reply with very little, just stuff about being a good teammate. Go look at early interviews of Texans, soon after O’Brien came on board. You will see it right away. It’s the O’Brien affect.