Former NFL RB Arian Foster Adds Fuel To The ‘NFL Is Rigged’ Conspiracy

Arian Foster attends a soccer game.

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Arian Foster added fuel to the fire regarding the growing “NFL is rigged” conspiracies floating around social media. The former NFL running back joked about the recent storyline on the Macrodosing podcast.

These theories began to circulate the internet following the latest round of conference championship games. Many believed the contests were called very one-sided by officiating crews.

San Francisco fans were upset with a pair of calls that resulted in extended drives for the Eagles in the NFC title matchup. Both drives ended with touchdowns, though they probably had little effect on the outcome of the 24-point blowout.

Those calls included a fourth-down “catch” by DeVonta Smith and a roughing the punter penalty.

In the late game, Bengals fans were livid with referees after a number of plays didn’t go their way. At one point, it seemed officiating crews gave Kansas City an extra play. And don’t get Cincy fans started on the final unnecessary roughness call that put the Chiefs in field goal range.

Viewers quickly concluded that the NFL had predetermined the two teams it wanted to play in the Super Bowl. Arian Foster stirred that crowd up on Tuesday.

“We were really dedicated to [the NFL’s script]. So, it was more, like, that’s what practice was about, practicing the script. This is what goes on. This is what we have to do… It’s like WWF, so we know what’s going to happen, but you still have to put on a show.”

He’s then hilariously asked about his falling off in 2015, when he was let go by the Houston Texans, to which he says the NFL script writers had little to do with.

“That was 2015, actually. The script writers had nothing to do with [my religious choices]. It was more so that they needed a change of scenery in Houston. They wanted to get everyone out of Houston, that was the ultimate goal.”

While it seems he’s joking, there are many that will run with these statements. It’s far from the first time that Arian Foster’s said something controversial, and many of his shots have taken aim at the NFL.

This doesn’t appear to be one of those instances, but it certainly won’t stop the conspiracy theorists from believing so.