Arian Foster had a point.
For a while today, his own league did that very thing. NFL.com featured a fantasy ad using the image of Jamaal Charles, the Kansas City Chiefs running back, being carted off the field after suffering a season-ending, anterior cruciate ligament injury Sunday.
The ad asked “Injury ruined your fantasy season?”
At least one of Charles’s fellow players, Minnesota’s Chris Kluwe, was appalled. “Great job NFL.com using a player’s season ending injury to promote fantasy football,” he tweeted (along with an expletive).
Charles’s comments Wednesday show he deserved better.
“I want to thank my family, teammates, and fans for their support and the prayers. It is great to know that people actually care about you. ... I have a strong faith and believe that God is going to work everything out for me.”