Houston Texans running back Arian Foster made news a few weeks ago when he trolled media members by responding with some variation of “I’m just trying to be the best teammate I can be” to 10 questions in an interview session.
Well, it appears whatever bad blood between Foster and the Houston media that triggered such a stunt has not gone away.
Here’s a sampling of how Foster handled the media Thursday, according to Pro Football Talk:
Asked how he feels about getting back on the practice field: “Good.”
How does he feel about his role in the offense? “I feel good about it.”
On whether he considered retirement last year: “I’m just out here trying to be the best teammate I can be, man.”
On whether he meant what he said when he told ESPN that he considered retirement: “Every day you just work hard. You’ve got to be the best teammate you can be out here.”
So why has he decided not to cooperate with the local media? “I’m just trying to be the best teammate I can be and that’s part of it.”
The beef between Foster and the media might have even worsened Thursday after the running back took umbrage to Matt Musil of KHOU-TV saying he did not sign autographs for fans following practice.
— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) August 14, 2014
Unfortunately for Foster, it seems like the media members are going to get the last laugh here, as John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported that Foster received a letter from the NFL saying he will be fined if he doesn’t cooperate with the media.