Not a Game: T.J. Houshmandzadeh To Boycott "Madden" Over Ratings Snub

Giants27Analyst IJuly 21, 2009

RENTON, WA - MAY 2:  T.J. Houshmandzadeh #84 of the Seattle Seahawks smiles during minicamp at the Seahawks training facility on May 2, 2009 in Renton, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

New Seattle Seahawks wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh says that he'll boycott playing the new Madden NFL 10 video game.

The reason why the avid video gamer is boycotting is because he believes his rating is too low.

Houshmandzadeh blames the Bengals offense last season for his "low" 91 rating.


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