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Dude, why are you saying this now? According to SI.com, Houston Texans and former Tennessee Volunteers RB Arian Foster has made the comments in the documentary called "Schooled: The Price of College Sports," that he took money in his senior year of school...
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"I don't know if this will throw us into an NCAA investigation -- my senior year, I was getting money on the side," said Foster. "I really didn't have any money. I had to either pay the rent or buy some food. I remember the feeling of like, 'Man, be careful.' But there's nothing wrong with it. And you're not going to convince me that there is something wrong with it.

"There were plenty of times where throughout the month I didn't have enough for food," Foster said in the documentary. "Our stadium had like 107,000 seats; 107,000 people buying a ticket to come watch us play. It's tough just like knowing that, being aware of that. We had just won and I had a good game, 100 yards or whatever You go outside and there's hundreds of kids waiting for you. You're signing autographs, taking pictures, whatever.

"Then I walk back, and reality sets in. I go to my dorm room, open my fridge, and there's nothing in my fridge. Hold up, man. What just happened? Why don't I have anything to show for what I just did? There was a point where we had no food, no money, so I called my coach and I said, 'Coach, we don't have no food. We don't have no money. We're hungry. Either you give us some food, or I'm gonna go do something stupid.' He came down and he brought like 50 tacos for like four or five of us. Which is an NCAA violation. [laughs] But then, the next day I walk up to the facility and I see my coach pull up in a brand new Lexus. Beautiful."
This cannot be good for business.
Filed Under: SEC Sports
Originally published on SECRant.com

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11 Comments
All football scholarships entail tuition, books, room and board, so no one is living out of their car or going hungry. Deshaun Foster and Arian Foster are being less than honest with their stories, trying to cover up for their own guilt for taking money.
Reply38 months
The cafeteria most likely wasn't open 24/7. The hours probably didn't extend to Saturdays after game time and most of them aren't open on weekends at all. It's very understandable that he didn't have food on weekends to eat.
Reply38 months
Don't athletes eat at the cafeteria like everybody else? Or was cafeteria food not good enough for Mr. Foster?
Reply39 months
I see my coach pull up in a brand new Lexus. Beautiful

He went to school, worked his butt off and deserves the money he makes. Not saying the players don't but they do get meals. It isn't like they are starving, they have cafeterias and everything for students and probably their own place for sports.
Reply39 months
He couldn't eat at the training table? C'mon man.
Reply39 months
Give them some kind of thing that can only be used for food and necessities and maybe gift certificates to restruants so they can take ther girlfriends out to dinner. But don't just give them cash because too many people will blow it on tattoos and diamond earings and crap like that.
Reply39 months
Why was he paying rent for a dorm room?
Reply39 months
Big money boosters will continue to hand money out to players, even if the NCAA agrees to a stipend for players.
Reply39 months
Arian Foster get's it, and he admitted taking money for FOOD, not for a new car, not for some bling or any of that stuff... he was hungry and needed money for food. I hope the NCAA takes a good look at what he said and reevaluates their agenda.
Reply39 months
I agree. Deshaun Foster lived out of a car for several months during his senior season at UCLA. Players should receive a stipend for living expenses at the very least.
Reply39 months
Foster has a very valid point. He hit the nail on the head with this one.
Reply39 months
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