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Super Bowl LVII may be set, but NFL conspiracy theorists are still in full effect. This time it’s not about Damar Hamlin’s body double but how the league as a whole isn’t genuinely competitive because it’s rigged. The theory comes from former NFL player Arian Foster’s recent appearance on Barstool Sports podcast Macrodosing.
Host PFT Commentator sarcastically says that before the camera was rolling, Foster explained to him that prior to the season kicking off, he’d receive a script at the beginning of training camp that outlined how the year would go, including everything from bad calls from referees, injuries, scoring and more.
Former NFL player arian foster admits NFL is literaly rigged pic.twitter.com/RSfqF1OwKI
— PFT Commenter (@PFTCommenter) January 31, 2023
Foster, who was a running back for the Huston Texans from 2009 to 2015– keeps the bit going when asked about how he approached the script and if he rehearsed.
“I was really dedicated to it. That’s what practice was about; it was about practicing the script,” he said.
He even jokingly compared it to WWE, saying, “We know what’s going to happen, but we still have to put on a show.”
The clip ends with Arian Foster being asked how he reacted to getting the script that his “career would fall off a cliff” in 2016.
Twitter found the joke hilarious and envisioned some of the league’s biggest players’ reactions to receiving their script before the season began.
See the best reactions below.
damar hamlin when he saw the week 16 script https://t.co/qtzlcBSmAD pic.twitter.com/jpUexii0z8
— just myles (@rescuepackmyles) January 31, 2023
trevor lawrence after getting his first playoff game script https://t.co/7VUbD57WWG pic.twitter.com/WPCdY16HI4
— charmin (@xnosea) February 1, 2023
The Cowboys After getting the same script for the 28th year in a row: https://t.co/tFkIie9bLv pic.twitter.com/bsVDxrqsJM
— Miles (@mtvsthewrld_) February 1, 2023
tom brady getting the script for his career after getting drafted https://t.co/cXcUKwKTZL pic.twitter.com/BMZZuC31jm
— Owen (@diIlafan) February 1, 2023
Riley Cooper practicing his 2013 script https://t.co/GCTYcKbK16 pic.twitter.com/zmK9PnFgTn
— Samari Trolle (@Jets_AtYa_Neck) February 1, 2023
Kennedy Golladay after reading his script with the Giants. https://t.co/14s5aEgKaE pic.twitter.com/fanPXEL0eK
— Connor Kelley (@_connorkelley_) February 1, 2023
Ray Lewis preparing for his role after reading his script for the 1999-2000 season https://t.co/yY1fatWidR pic.twitter.com/kVMvMUPUL0
— Chidden Nuddet (@Maraculousness) February 1, 2023
Mike Tomlin at the team meeting calling out for Ben Roethlisberger to get his script for the 2009/2010 season https://t.co/8GS6dGcdla pic.twitter.com/y23v2cwvq4
— Rick 🅙 (@RaidersLakers) February 1, 2023
Nick Bosa practicing his script after getting drafted https://t.co/KPjbvqiAUr pic.twitter.com/6MXu9JGxds
— WWE Burner (@WWEBurnerr) February 1, 2023
Jalen Hurts and A.J. Brown on FaceTime after reading the script for this seasonpic.twitter.com/kle2vqrL44 https://t.co/fxVuNb6Br4
— Barstool Philly (@BarstoolPhilly) February 1, 2023
Tom Brady going off the script at his retirement announcement: https://t.co/aDJAIaGiUu pic.twitter.com/zcrVQCpRGz
— Bron’s Best (@LBJsBest) February 1, 2023
Kyle Shanahan after receiving the NFCCG script https://t.co/0XnQthIjbe pic.twitter.com/x6W1U3gWHD
— Nick Newman (@NinerNick_22) February 1, 2023
Tua Tagovailoa trying to remember his lines for Week 14:pic.twitter.com/LrX1Z0O0dy https://t.co/KS91yT5ish
— God’s Gift (@Tommy_W1587) February 1, 2023
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