Shock horror, the National Football League is putting it's own commercial interests ahead of player safety yet again. Well, if you ask Arian Foster they are.
NFL = Hypocrites
The Houston Texans running back has come out against Roger Goodell and the rest of the league, said Monday that the NFL's Thursday night games are "annoying for players" and hypocritical, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Foster said he doesn't know a player that likes Thursday Night Football, and doesn't really know a fan that likes it either.
The running back also said that holding games on Thursdays during an era where player safety has been at the forefront of debate compromises the moral integrity of the NFL. One of the concerns about Thursday night games is whether the quick turnaround from Sunday makes players more susceptible to injury.
Players in Danger
"[The NFL] emphasizes concussions when they start getting hit with lawsuits and they care about the players’ safety but Thursday Night Football is putting every player on the football field in danger," Foster said.
Foster's Texans side lost to the Dallas Cowboys in overtime this week and now they get just three day's rest before facing Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night.
Thursday Night Football debuted in 2006 and there did not used to be a Thursday game every week. That changed in January, when CBS signed a one-year deal to broadcast TNF after giving the NFL a cool $275 million dollars. And it turns out that Goodell and co actually quite like their money and don't mind a weaker