ESPN Arian Foster rewarded each of the Houston Texans’ offensive linemen with a unique gift for paving the way to his third consecutive 1,000-yard season. The star running back presented each with a Segway personal transporter on Wednesday. The linemen screamed with delight when they discovered their new toys, and learned how to ride them with help from Foster, who has had one for a while. “I can’t do anything without them,” Foster said of Houston’s linemen. “It was just my way of giving back to the big fellas.” Foster said they were always getting on his case about him riding his Segway everywhere. “I feel like all of them big hogs up front can enjoy the joy that I get from riding my Segway,” Foster said, according to the Houston Chronicle. “Guys like Chris Myers and (Duane) Brown and Wade Smith, they’re always getting on me about riding my Segway. ‘You can’t walk? You’re too good to walk?’ “I was like, ‘No, man. I would just rather ride wheels.’ I saw a little jealousy in their eyes when they were talking about me, so I figured I’d get all the linemen a gift” Foster, who has 1,313 yards this season, leads the NFL with 14 rushing touchdowns.
I am all for running backs purchasing their offensive linenen gifts after breaking 1,000 yards on the season, the big fellas get no credit, while the guy scoring the touchdowns gets all the glory…but this seems like a really bad idea.
What are the chances that standout Texans left tackle Duane Brown (who goes 6’5 320lbs.) falls off of his Segway, injuring himself, and forcing him to miss a playoff game?
The guy who bought Segway in 2010, UK businessman Jimi Heselden, died in September 2010 when he drove a Segway off of a cliff and into a river.
So beware Houston Texans offensive linemen, stranger and more ironic things than getting injured on a Segway have happened involving this product.