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Arian Foster Bought the Houston Texans Offensive Line Segways [Update: The Lineman Are Probably Too Heavy!]

Arian Foster is a big fan of his Segway. He has been riding one around the Texans facility since the beginning of the season. It seems to be working out for Foster who is coming to the end of his third consecutive season with 1,000 rushing yards. For Christmas, Foster purchased Segways for all of his offensive linemen. From the Houston Chronicle:

“I feel like all of them big hogs up front can enjoy the joy that I get from riding my Segway,” Foster said. “Guys like Chris Myers and D-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.

According to ESPN, “the linemen screamed with delight when they discovered their presents.” Of course, they did, guy.

UPDATE! As @MeisterBuerger points out, the linemen are probably too heavy. Per the Segway website:

Q. Does the Segway PT have weight limits?

A. Yes. Segway sets weight limits for rider safety and to reduce the risk of damage to a Segway PT. A rider must not be less than 100 lbs. (45 kg). The PT’s maximum payload (which includes the rider and all cargo) is 260 lbs. (117 kg). The total weight of any handlebar cargo plus any additional attachments hanging from the handlebar should not exceed 10 lbs. (4.5 kg).

As you can see, the Texans offensive line all exceed the maximum weight. We will continue to monitor this situation as the Segways presumably turn to dust in the locker room.

 

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