Former Maryland DL Francis laments poor Madden rating

Former Maryland DL Francis laments poor Madden rating
January 9, 2014, 11:15 am
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(Associated Press)

A.J. Francis has been in a video game before, technically. He "appeared" as a digital avatar that played on the defensive line for Maryland with the same number and a similar skill set, but a different name to skirt around NCAA amateurism rules.

But now he's in the Big Show, the NFL and the annual release of Madden, name and all. The problem is, he's not exactly a star in the game. As Francis slowly realized that while playing the XBox version of the game. He shared his thoughts on Twitter:

First comes the initial realization:

Then he decides to reach out to the maker of the video game for an explanation:

As he waits for an answer, the reality continues to set in:

He presents a bit of context to his character's level of awfulness:

He makes a firm decision about the future of his character:

Then he decides to take matters into his own hands:

Before EA Sports decides to (sort of) help him out:

(h/t to @BrendanDarr for the find)