Topic: please help me break MVC with rails 2.3.x

I need to render reports using DataTables, so the report data comes from Model#as_json

Some of the report data are links.  For example, username has to be displayed as a link to that user page.  So I need to put in my model's as_json method: link_to(\"Show\", user_path(self))

If I am not mistaken this can only be accomplished by breaking MVC, so how can I get this to work in my model?

I believe I have got the link_to working with include ActionView::Helpers::UrlHelper but I can't for the life of me figure out what to include so the _path helper works!

..and sure if there is a way to accomplish this without breaking MVC I'd really appreciate help in that regard also.

Thanks in advance, hoping someone has an answer cause google certainly doesn't!

p.s. moderator/admin: i had to escape the quotes in my post sad