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Don’t expect to see more MRIs on Twitter

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It was fun while it lasted.

Arian Foster’s tweet of his MRI may just be the last chance ESPN has to make quasi-definitive judgements on a Twitter picture without knowing first-hand knowledge of the situation.

“We are aware that Arian tweeted a picture of his MRI,” the Texans said in a statement. “It’s a violation of team policy to disclose medical information via social media and he is aware of that. We will handle the situation internally.”

Our favorite line of this whole saga came from Greg A. Bedard of the Boston Globe:

“Contemplating what Bill Belichick’s reaction would be if one of his players Tweeted an MRI of his injury,” Bedard wrote: “Spontaneous combustion?”

UPDATE: Here’s Florio’s take on the Foster situation.

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21 Responses to “Don’t expect to see more MRIs on Twitter”
  1. stanmackley says: Sep 1, 2011 12:46 PM

    Arian Foster will still be an incredibly successful top 3 rb this season.

  2. jagmania65 says: Sep 1, 2011 12:48 PM

    Dumbest part on Foster’s part? Leaving on the part of the picture that shows his date of birth and social security number!

  3. tommccrossin says: Sep 1, 2011 12:49 PM

    Another benching of Foster leading to a Ben Tate fantasy pickup?

  4. girlsinthesouthlovefootball says: Sep 1, 2011 12:50 PM

    This is so funny! I love that he wanted to show everyone his MRI. Contrary to his distaste of Fantasy, I think he must really care about what his Fantasy owners think….

  5. kd75 says: Sep 1, 2011 12:52 PM

    But how does apply to sonograms?

  6. kevinwi says: Sep 1, 2011 12:52 PM

    I think players should be able to tell anyone they wish about their own injuries. This is still America, right? Freedom of speech?

  7. sickpuppyz says: Sep 1, 2011 12:54 PM

    BB would rip his head off and then he would hack twitter!!!!

    it tells you how some organizations are run where players either do not know the rues or aren’t afraid they will be punished.

  8. CKL says: Sep 1, 2011 1:03 PM

    Wes Welker is probably thinking, “Maaaaaannn what BB would do makes what he did about my “feet” speech look tame.”

  9. berniemadoffsides says: Sep 1, 2011 1:04 PM

    CJ: 4 years, $53M – 30 guaranteed. Ludicrous…

  10. ajknox88 says: Sep 1, 2011 1:06 PM

    kevinwi says:
    Sep 1, 2011 12:52 PM
    I think players should be able to tell anyone they wish about their own injuries. This is still America, right? Freedom of speech?
    ________

    Not when you sign that dotted line that says, “Do not disclose your injuries to the social media.”

  11. fsubrowns9510 says: Sep 1, 2011 1:07 PM

    Surprised the idiot hasn’t retracted yet by saying… “My account was hacked, that’s not my hamstring.””

  12. kjr0309 says: Sep 1, 2011 1:12 PM

    Certain rights like freedom of speech go out the window when your at your place of work. No matter what you do not just NFL players

  13. melikefootball says: Sep 1, 2011 1:37 PM

    The new way of employees which is what the palyers are but don’t think they are. I can do as I want. Show me the money–no responability involved

  14. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Sep 1, 2011 1:37 PM

    He has some inflamation in the johnson area. Better get that checked out.

  15. ayecarumba45 says: Sep 1, 2011 1:46 PM

    Exactly. The first amendment only applies to the government — the government can’t infringe on freedom of speech. It says nothing about the Houston Texans. He doesn’t have to work for the Texans if he doesn’t want to abide by their rules. He can go work for the government and tweet all day about his injuries. And make $7.25 per hour.

  16. cshearing says: Sep 1, 2011 1:47 PM

    I like the personable nature of Foster, but he probably should have thought twice before posting this.

  17. jpb12 says: Sep 1, 2011 2:01 PM

    Belichick can’t say Tom Brady without muttering (shoulder injury) under his breath

  18. mhalt99 says: Sep 1, 2011 2:20 PM

    If it was a Belichick player would the implanted microphones show up on the MRI??????

  19. jskill3 says: Sep 1, 2011 2:27 PM

    Foster is entertaining on and off the field in a creative, off center way, without being an ass. Sort of refreshing. I hope he recovers, becomes a long term consistent star- and doesn’t change one bit.

  20. 808raiderinparadise says: Sep 1, 2011 4:38 PM

    Foster is entertaining on and off the field in a creative, off center way, without being an ass. Sort of refreshing. I hope he recovers, becomes a long term consistent star- and doesn’t change one bit.

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    LOL this guy is an idiot. by far this is one of the dumbest things i have ever seen/heard. Creative? well i guess posting you MRI is quite creative, let alone mentioning last year that he wished he could buy his o-line gifts but “they all get paid more than me” this guy is going to holdout for a huge contract after this year if he has a solid year. being that we can see his injury, maybe we can pass judgement on his productivity lol. whatta idiot. talked a lot for being on a 6-10 team he sure found a lot of press time to talk about himself. arrogant. i think he would be happy to be paid and on a 0-16 team just like Chris Johnson.

  21. thejuddstir says: Sep 1, 2011 5:58 PM

    With Foster’s calling out of the fans and his tweeting his MRI, it’s rather obvious that he’s not the sharpest pencil in the box……

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