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Arian Foster: I took money at Tennessee

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10:22 AM ET 09.21 | Houston Texans running back Arian Foster says in an upcoming documentary that he accepted money his senior year at Tennessee. "Honestly, I don't know if this will throw us into an NCAA investigation, but my senior year I was getting money on the side," Foster says in the EPIX documentary. "I really didn't have any money. I had to either pay the rent or buy some food. I remember the feeling, like, "Man, be careful," but there's nothing wrong with it. You're not going to convince me that there is something wrong with it." Sports Illustrated first reported Foster's comments in the documentary "Schooled: The Price of College Sports."

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September 21, 2013  10:26 AM ET

Everyone else: "Me too"

September 21, 2013  10:30 AM ET

I guess I've been mistaken all these years. I always believed that a full scholarship included meals. I also thought that athletic teams (specifically football teams) at the big name schools had their own separate training tables with specific diets for the athletes. Guess I was wrong.

That being said, $100+ handshakes are not unique to the kuhne dog aggies.

September 21, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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I guess I've been mistaken all these years. I always believed that a full scholarship included meals. I also thought that athletic teams (specifically football teams) at the big name schools had their own separate by CouponDropDown">training tables with specific diets for the athletes. Guess I was wrong.That being said, $100+ handshakes are not unique to the kuhne dog aggies.

It's never enough $$.

It must be tough for the boosters. It's like having 85 wives.

September 21, 2013  10:34 AM ET
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It's never enough $$.It must be tough for the boosters. It's like having 85 wives.

But they don't have to pay for the training tables do they?

September 21, 2013  10:42 AM ET
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But they don't have to pay for the by CouponDropDown">training tables do they?

They don't have to pay for anything they need.

September 21, 2013  10:48 AM ET
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They don't have to pay for anything they need.

Guess the need to better define "need"?

September 21, 2013  10:51 AM ET
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Guess the need to better define "need"?

They "need" to eat and that's provided for them.
They "want" to roll down to Burger King at midnight with their posse and be cool and stuff.

September 21, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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They "need" to eat and that's provided for them.They "want" to roll down to Burger King at midnight with their posse and be cool and stuff.

wants>needs in their view.

September 21, 2013  10:55 AM ET
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wants>needs in their view.

Same for my youngest daughter.

September 21, 2013  11:00 AM ET

I'd say he opened a can of worms but it's more the case of just adding fuel to an already burning fire.

September 21, 2013  11:00 AM ET
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I guess I've been mistaken all these years. I always believed that a full scholarship included meals. I also thought that athletic teams (specifically football teams) at the big name schools had their own separate training tables with specific diets for the athletes. Guess I was wrong.That being said, $100+ handshakes are not unique to the kuhne dog aggies.

DC, there was no way that Foster was living on campus and did not have a meal plan as part of his scholarship!!!

September 21, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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DC, there was no way that Foster was living on campus and did not have a meal plan as part of his scholarship!!!

That's what I always understood. I even know some that live off campus that have meal plan access back at the cafeteria on campus.

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September 21, 2013  11:09 AM ET
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I'd say he opened a can of worms but it's more the case of just adding fuel to an already burning fire.

Yeah, but if the "four year" amnesty plan is an NCAA rule, then it doesn't matter what Foster says !!! Hell former college players that were in college 10/20 years ago, can now come forward and say that they took money.

September 21, 2013  11:12 AM ET
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Live in the dorm and players get all 3 meals every day. Live off campus and it becomes a money and budget issue. Players use their food money for drugs and booze and woman. Then they starve and cry no food. Basically just how welfare and food stamps are supplied in the ghettos. mismanagement of free money.

Good point, but a person doesn't have to live in a ghetto to receive food stamps, after they spent their money on "drugs and booze and woman". That's a fact Jack!!! :-)

September 21, 2013  11:14 AM ET
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Good point, but a person doesn't have to live in a ghetto to receive food stamps, after they spent their money on "drugs and booze and woman". That's a fact Jack!!! :-)

Yep. That pretty much cuts across all economic lines.

September 21, 2013  11:18 AM ET
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Yep. That pretty much cuts across all economic lines.

No doubt.



At the lower end if the economic scale they're stealing hundreds, at the upper end billions.

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September 21, 2013  11:29 AM ET
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I also thought that athletic teams (specifically football teams) at the big name schools had their own separate training tables with specific diets for the athletes. Guess I was wrong.

No, you just confused Tennessee for a big name school. ;-)

 
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