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Arian Foster Admits “Getting Money On The Side” While In College At Tennessee

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Houston Texans All-Pro running back Arian Foster admits to receiving extra benefits and money while playing college ball at the University of Tennessee.

Foster, an eccentric football player who is never afraid to speak his mind, claims he took money from boosters at Tennessee to pay for food and rent.

In a 90 minute documentary previewed on cnnsi.com, Foster was very open about his dismay for the salary structure of NCAA Division I football.

Foster acknowledged that he’s not sure if his admission will lead to an NCAA investigation into his Alma Mater. Volunteer fans may find his openness cowardly, but Foster paints a different picture.

“I’m a firm believer that an employee should get paid for his work,” Foster added. “And, 100 percent, I see student athletes as employees. Hiding from it is just cowardly.”

Arian Foster admits in documentary he took money at Tennessee

Foster is the focus of the preview, but the documentary titled “Schooled” will air October 16th on EPIX. Perhaps it will feature more former student athletes discussing the benefits they received, and how they used it.

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