Houston Texans running back Arian Foster has never been too fond of speaking with the media, and he went on Twitter to send out some criticism claiming the media was “full of propaganda.”
Foster claims that the media sends criticism his way for not giving them the kind of answers that they want since he is generally short with his responses, but he opened up with USA Today stating he only has that reputation with the local media in Houston.
The reason for Foster’s treatment of the local media? Well, he is tired of them asking the same old boring questions.
“I only have that reputation with the local media, the Houston media here it’s they ask really mundane questions and when I give them mundane answers they get upset with me,” Foster said.
“When you’ve been in the same city — it will be six years [in Houston], you get the same questions and I feel like as reporters it’s your job to write your story, not have your interviewee write your story and so I kind of hold them accountable to that and they get really upset. Especially when I was injured I just didn’t have anything to say so I thought if you don’t have anything to say why should you have to talk? And they felt differently.”
While you can understand Foster’s stance, perhaps he can get a little more creative.
After all, one of the players most notorious for his unwillingness to speak with the media is Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and he gave a fantastic interview during Super Bowl Media Day.
It is time for Marshawn Lynch to be all about that action, boss.