Foster buys Segways for Texans offensive line
DEC 20, 2012 10:52a ET
Well, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is unusual. Wednesday he gave every member of the Texans' offensive line a Segway. You know, the motorized scooter favored by mall cops and airport personnel.
"They're like polar bears on ice," Foster said.
Foster, who has rushed for 1,313 yards this season, rides a Segway of his own.
"Anytime I give a gift, I always try to give somebody something thoughtful," Foster said. "A couple of guys like Chris Myers and ( Duane Brown) and Wade Smith, they're always getting on me about riding my Segway, saying, 'You can't walk? You're too good to walk?' And I'm like, 'No, man, I would just rather ride wheels.'"
A new Segway costs about $5,000, depending on the options, meaning Foster spent about $50,000 hooking up all 10 of the Texans' offensive linemen.
"I can't do anything without them," Foster said. "If there is no them, there is no me. That's what a team is all about. It's just my way of giving back to the big fellas up front."