Arian Foster is packing up his wit and opinions and leaving the land of Twitter.
The Houston Texans star running back is one of the more popular personalities on the social media site, acquiring over 370,000 followers who eagerly await his updates.
Now he is going silent.
In the early hours of Monday morning, Foster dropped the bomb with this tweet.
Got about a week left on twitter, then I'm shutting her down.— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) March 4, 2013
He then clarified his position, giving a little more detail as to when we can expect him to wrap up what has been a very successful account.
Made a decision at 3am.— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) March 4, 2013
It's been fun, twitter! Time for me to leave the digital realm. Be the light you want to see on the earth. Peace.— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) March 4, 2013
Of course, Foster was hit with a ton of questions, the most pressing and popular to ask was the simple "why?"
Unfortunately, Foster hasn't been as forthcoming as we are used to in this regard. Though, as KHOU reports, the running back did leave some Twitter breadcrumbs of sorts.
When does the league start caring what we as players say publicly?— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) March 4, 2013
At what point does the 1st amendment interfere with the status quo of the politically correctness of our thoughts?— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) March 4, 2013
Here are a couple of tweets that "seemed to suggest someone at the National Football League was monitoring what he wrote."
Let me say, Foster is one of the more prolific tweeters in sports. It's easy for stars to open an account and watch the followers roll in while they offer up a safe opinion once a week.
He doesn't mind interacting with fans and letting you know exactly what is on his mind. One of the more bizarre moments was when Foster and Iron Sheik began feuding.
Perhaps Foster was going to be monitored and was over it. Maybe he was told to tone down his tweets, and he would rather go completely silent than get censored.
What's clear is we will miss his presence on Twitter but hold out hope we haven't seen the last of him. Fingers crossed that his return comes shortly after this surprising social media retirement.
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