Don’t expect to see more MRIs on Twitter

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.

21 responses to “Don’t expect to see more MRIs on Twitter

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.”

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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

    ————————————

    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.

  10. 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……

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!