Houston Texans Tuesday links
Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) walks on the field before a game against the Denver Broncos at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
The Houston Texans didn’t have a good day of PR Monday, as it was reported by the Houston Chronicle that running back Arian Foster “pressured (a woman) to abort the pregnancy that resulted from an affair the two carried on over the summer and fall of 2013.”
It says in the Ultimate Texans post:
"“The woman, identified in court records by initials B.A.N., has filed a paternity and damages lawsuit in state district court and also obtained a restraining order to keep Foster from contacting her. She alleges that from October through December, Foster and some of his relatives continually pressured her to end the pregnancy, thereby intentionally inflicting emotional distress.”"
Foster was married in 2011 and has two children according to the article.
This can’t be what the Texans want to see right now. I know this is a very personal deal with Foster, so I won’t judge one way or another. In terms of football, especially coming off an injury plagued season, this isn’t in his best interest to stay in the good graces of his team or fans of the Texans.
Here is a post on the Chronicle’s Ultimate Texans site about the “best and worst” moves by general manager Rick Smith as written by John McClain. One of his best moves was drafting J.J. Watt:
"“The 11th overall pick has developed into one of the NFL’s premier defensive players.”"
Here is an post from House of Houston about which QB should the Texans take in the draft from a variety of Texans sources.