NFL players have been disagreeing with Commissioner Roger Goodell all season for different reasons. Today we can add Houston Texans running back Arian Foster to that list.
Goodell has been making threats the past few seasons of taking the Pro Bowl away if the players didn’t play harder and made the game more interesting. Well, here is what Foster had to say about that:
“I see both sides of the coin, I really do,” Foster said on NFL Network. “But in all honesty, with all due respect, Mr. Goodell? He’s not out here taking these hits.”
“The fans want a competitive game, but here you have players that have had 16-plus games, an entire season. Our bodies have worn down. This isn’t basketball. You can’t go play pickup football,” Foster said. “It’s a tough situation for both sides. I think it’s a good revenue attraction for the state of Hawaii. It brings a lot of revenue, brings a lot of tourism here, so you don’t want to see it go. And it’s a tradition for the NFL. So hopefully we get it figured out.”
I agree 100% with the Foster on this topic (It’s not like you care about my thoughts). Players go out and bust their ass for 16 weeks and this game should be a chance for them to go out and have fun. It’s amazing how Goodell loves to preach about player safety but wants the players to risk being hurt for an all star game.
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