According to a report from TMZ Sports, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster has been sued for attempting to force a woman to have an abortion.
Here are some of the details from the report:
In her suit, Brittany claims Arian’s brother approached her and told her, ‘If you love [Arian] so much you would get an abortion.’
Brittany claims the child is due in June — and she has already obtained a DNA test showing there’s a 99.9% probability that Arian is her baby daddy.
The woman is going after Arian for child support and a restraining order to force him to stop applying abortion pressure. She also wants damages for emotional distress.”
Time will tell us a lot about the substance of the case and whether or not Foster was in the wrong. Either way, it is not the reason Foster wanted to return to the news after his season ended early due to a back injury in November.
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk writes the following about the situation:
The woman contends that DNA testing already has shown a 99.99-percent match to Foster, and that the baby is due in June. She claims that Foster ‘constantly harassed [her] to get an abortion for the child.’
Foster apparently has not yet commented on the situation. He’ll have the right to dispute all allegations contained in the complaint, and to otherwise pursue all defenses aimed at securing a favorable outcome.”
Among other things, the involvement of his family members stands to complicate things. As with any report of this nature, it is best to allow time to shed some clarity on the situation before passing judgment. But as it stands now, this looks like an ugly situation for Foster.