In Documentary, Arian Foster Admits to Taking Money at Tennessee

By DJ Byrnes on September 20, 2013 at 2:00p

Arian Foster admitted something that won't surprise too many people: he took money and other benefits while playing at the University of Tennessee:

I don't know if this will throw us into an NCAA investigation -- my senior year, I was getting money on the side. 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.

Well... that just seems completely reasonable. Oh, and then there's possibly the most NCAA/amateurism anecdote of all time:

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, I walk up to the facility and I see my coach pull up in a brand new Lexus.

How many more times does this yarn have to be spun before there's some sort of reform?

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