Houston Texans RB Arian Foster is being sued by Brittany Norwood, 20, a University of Houston senior for harassment.
Norwood claims that Foster is the father of her unborn son, and that he has been pressuring her to get an abortion, according to multiple reports.
Norwood told KHOU 11 News that she did not realize that Foster was married or had children when they first became intimate last summer at training camp. Norwood also claims the pair spent a week together in California, while Foster recovered from back surgery. Norwood said everything changed when she told Foster she was pregnant and wanted to keep the baby.
“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.
She said Foster began sending text messages urging her to end the pregnancy.
“You just can’t bring a life into this world under these circumstances. It’s not fair to anyone. It’s not just about you,” read one message, according to Norwood.
She said Foster’s brother, Abdul, also sent messages.
“He’s like, ‘You know, if you loved Arian at all you would have an abortion because this child is going to ruin everything,’” Norwood said. “’Like, our whole family will never accept this child.”
Norwood’s attorney has filed a temporary restraining order against Foster, according to the source. They are also asking the court to force Foster to submit to DNA tests to prove he is the father.
Norwood said the baby, a boy, is due in June and she has not received any funds to help pay for medical bills from Foster.
“I’m 20, I’m scared, I’m another single mom,” she said in tears.
Foster, 27, has run for 5,063 yards and 45 touchdowns in five seasons, all with the Texans. He led the NFL with 1,616 yards rushing in 2010 had three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons before injuries limited him to just 542 yards in eight games this past season.
Norwood had one message for Foster: “I just want you to love and want the exact same life for my son that I do.”