Texans RB Foster Admits Accepting Money in College
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Running back Arian Foster of the Houston Texans admitted that while he was in college at Tennessee, he accepted money.
Foster admitted taking dosh in a new documentary called Schooled: The Price of College Sports. According to Sports Illustrated, the producers of the movie talked to Foster for four hours.
"I don't know if this will throw us into an NCAA investigation -- my senior year, I was getting money on the side," Foster said.
"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."
And he wonders if this will get UT in trouble?
It most likely will, especially now with allegations already out there that a current player was also accepting benefits.
Foster was a running back with the Vols from 2004-2007, which would fall under the Phillip Fulmer coaching staff. Fulmer, as some may recall,was one of the key witnesses in an NCAA case against Alabama several years ago.
Many thought at the time that Fulmer sold out Alabama to protect his own program from trouble. Foster's comments seem to confirm that.
This may become a larger story down the line, but in SEC country, it's just another day.