Embattled football star Arian Foster confronted a member of the Houston media who stationed himself outside of the Houston Texans running back’s house.
Foster, 27, is currently being sued by Brittany Norwood, a 20-year-old college student who claims to be pregnant with the Texans star’s baby. According to Norwood’s lawsuit, her affair with Foster deteriorated after she revealed her pregnancy; Foster allegedly began to pressure her to have an abortion. When Isiah Carey, a reporter from Fox 26 in Houston, attempted to ask him a few questions about the situation on Tuesday, Foster had what TMZ describes as a “meltdown” in his driveway.
“Please get off my property, man. Please, bro,” an emotional Foster said. “Is your story that important to you? Do you know how this s--t is tearing me apart?”
“Look at me in my eyes and tell me this is alright, man,” he continued. “That’s not okay, dog. I’ve got family here. I got two kids here bro.”
Carey attempted to explain that Fox 26 hadn’t revealed the location of Foster’s house, but the running back remained furious with the situation. “I don’t care, bro. I don’t care [sic],” Foster said. “I’ll talk to y’all when I feel it’s right and it’s not right man. You believe [Norwood] all you want to, dog. I know in my heart, I know what’s in me, man. This is my house.”
In her first-ever interview with the media, Norwood, who attends the University of Houston, told KHOU that she and Foster were first “intimate” last September. The NFL star is married, but Norwood claims to have been unaware of that at the time of their meeting.
“I truly fell in love with this person,” Norwood said. Her relationship with Foster lasted until at least November, but fell apart when Foster allegedly began to pressure her to have an abortion. "He’s like, ‘You can’t have this, you can’t have this kid, like, we cannot bring a child into this, like, think about my kids,’" Norwood said. In one text message, he allegedly told her that she “can’t bring a life into this world under these circumstances. It’s not fair to anyone. It’s not just about you.”
In her lawsuit, Norwood is seeking child support payments, damages stemming from emotional distress and a restraining order that would prevent Foster from continuing to pressure her to have an abortion. In addition, Foster’s alleged baby mama claims to have DNA tests that confirm a 99.9% probability that he is the father of her child.
In response, Foster filed legal documents that claim Norwood is attempting to exploit her pregnancy in order to develop a career in reality television. He has asked a judge to issue an order that would prevent Norwood from speaking publicly and turning the ongoing legal proceedings into a media “carnival.”
Meanwhile, Norwood confirmed to TMZ that she was involved in talks to star in a reality series, but claims she would never have exploited her baby for the show. A video of Foster’s driveway meltdown can be viewed below, courtesy of Fox 26.
Tom Barrabi is a reporter for the International Business Times. He graduated from Fairfield University in 2011, and has also written for Men's Fitness, Complex, GuySpeed, and...