The Houston Texans 2013 season is over. A new head coach is in charge. Positions are not guaranteed. Contracts and salaries are under review. And now an expected surprise has "bumped" 3 time pro bowler Arian Foster, along with his 5 year, $43.5 million contract, into an un welcomed spotlight.
"Trouble for Arian Foster, still rehabbing from back surgery could be facing more problems," a news announcer read over the air at 610 Sports Radio. "A woman identified by TMZ as 'Brittney' claims she is Arian Fosters soon-to-be baby mama. Brittney filed a lawsuit seeking child support and a restraining order because she says Foster's peeps are trying to force her to get an abortion."
Foster, one of the faces of the franchise, is married, but not to the woman he seems to be kissing in a picture posted on TMZ's website. He's also a father to two children, but if the woman is telling the truth, baby number three is on the way for a highly paid running back that missed most of the past season and is now recovering from back surgery.
The Texans are already tackling quarterback concerns and how Matt Schaub's $66.1 million extension, as well as the cost of releasing former free safety Ed Reed, will affect the salary cap.
Personal issues aside, Foster's contract is also a talker.
"It was already, I don't want to say dubious, but his future with the team kinda clouded at the very least because of the salary cap and the back surgery," said Sean Pendergast of 610 Sports Radio.
Co-host Rich Lord agreed.
"When your franchise running back has someone pregnant with his child, out of wedlock, and is seeking a restraining order to keep you away from them, this is bad on a lot of different levels," Lord said.
Most of our Fox Facebook fan page friends agree.
Foster hasn't posted on his Facebook fan page since November. He quit Twitter last March, but in the past he's been very open about his personal life. Last fall, Yahoo Shine posted an article he wrote titled: '6 Things I'll Try to Teach My Daughter.'
5th on Foster's list: men and her self-worth.
Foster wrote in part, "Let her know she must hold every man accountable for who they are and how they act toward her."
That thought was followed by, "I will try to be the example of a man that she eventually will seek out."
The woman who filed the lawsuit claims to be 17 weeks pregnant. If she was truthful when filing the court papers, the article was published around the time she and Foster started their relationship.